Highland Park Legends Honors Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932)
On Saturday, May 26th,at 1:00 p.m., a plaque honoring Julius Rosenward, a Highland Park Legend who built Sears Roebuck, advanced the cause of Black Education in America, founded the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, and whose former estate is in part, now Highland Park's Rosewood Beach Park, will be unveiled in the Atrium of Port Clinton, followed by a lecutre and book signing by Rosenwald's grandson, Peter Ascoli, author of Rosenwald Biography. Juluis Rosenwald is the first inductee as a Highland Park Legend, a program of the Highland Park Historical Society and Museum in collaboration with the City and Highland Park businesses, developed to honor important current and former residents. The event, designed to bring awareness to the life of this businessman, philanthropist and humanitarian, and special pride to the citizens of Highland Park, is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be be served.