Edgewater Historical Society-Private Tour

Voices of EdgewaterCalling local history buffs!

Visit the Edgewater Historical Society museum on Saturday, April 9, at 2 p.m., and check out the current exhibit, Voices of Edgewater. Learn how the migration of immigrants and refugees made this area the most diverse  in Chicago.

Listen to oral histories of why they left their homelands, view what they brought and why they settled here. Watch Charlie Chaplin in “The Immigrant,” and try on costumes from the old country. Complete your visit with tea at First Slice Pie Shop across the street, and peruse Andersonville’s Clark Street shops.

The museum is housed in an old firehouse at 5358 N. Ashland Ave. (Balmoral corner). No reservations necessary. Come when you can and leave when you must. Forward Chicago member and docent Karen Minturn will be on hand to welcome you.

View a virtual tour of the Voices of Edgewater exhibit, which runs through May 28:

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