Learn all about Trains of the North Shore at this exhibit at the Highland Park Historical Society.
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Saturday, January 12, 2013
Friday, July 20, 2012
Check out Mayor Nancy Rotering's recap of these cool events coming to Highland Park, including Auto Historica XII, a rare and antique car show held Saturday.
Over the next few weeks, our hometown will be host to a number of unique events for all ages and interests. All are open to the public and most are free. Join us! Auto Historica XII This is the place to be if you are a car buff! The Auto Historica is considered one of the elite exhibitions of rare and unusual automobiles in the Midwest. Over 50 antique and rare cars will be featured including a 1920s Vauxhall and a 1959 PTV microcar, the only one of its kind in America. Admission is $5, kids under 12 are free and the proceeds support the Historical Society. Click here for more information. Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., HP Historical Society 326 Central Ave. 1st Annual ShedFest Popular Chicago funk and rhythm band "Dick …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
A week before the Historical Society's Auto Historica XII, car enthusiasts bring their vintage autos to the Highland Park Theatre.
Three new, high-speed cars gets Ed Brill thinking about his best driving experiences and the upcoming Auto Historica exhibit.
This week, the Chicago Tribune featured a story on three amazing cars that easily top 200 MPH. Writer David Undercoffler describes driving experiences for each of the monster road machines: the McLaren MP4-12C, Lamborghini Aventador and the Bugatti Veyron. All three are excessive not just in the speed department, but on the sticker, too -- $300,000 to $2 million for one of these hot rods. Now, I will be in the car buying market later this year, but no car in this category will enter the realm of consideration for me. Even if I could afford them, the question for me would be, why? Don't get me wrong -- I love to drive fast. Very fast. Just a few weeks ago, a 4:30 a.m. drive to Italy's Malpensa airport was made infinitely more tolerable by …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Highland Park Historical Society have begun a fundraising campaign to preserve a Highland Park treasure.
The information below comes from the Highland Park Historical Society. The Highland Park Historical Society kicked off a fundraising effort to Save the Stupey Cabin last Saturday. Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. Residents filled the lawn in front of the cabin located in Laurel Park, on St. Johns Avenue between the Highland Park Public Library and City Hall to enjoy music, food, a petting zoo and a visit inside the cabin. Among the attendees were Mayor Nancy Rotering, Former Mayor Ray Geraci, Former Mayor Daniel Pierce as well as several Highland Park City Councilmen, City and Park District of Highland Park Commissioners. The event raised more than $3,000 with the sale of pins, 1969 …
Ed Brill abandons his usual cynicism after getting a history lesson about Stupey log cabin at the Historical Society's fundraiser kickoff.
"The last time I set foot in Highland Park's Frances Stupey log cabin was in fifth grade." Apparently, I wasn't the only Highland Park native to utter that sentence last Saturday, when the door of the 1847 log cabin was open for a restoration kickoff event. The Highland Park Historical Society picked the perfect late-spring day to launch a fundraising effort to restore the oldest standing building in Highland Park. Hundreds of people came by for a picnic, petting zoo, and perspective, raising over $3,000 towards preservation efforts. Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. The Stupey log cabin was originally located on the grounds of Exmoor Country Club. In 1969, it was moved next to City Hall…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Fundraising campaign hopes to preserve Highland Park's oldest standing structure.
The below is a press release from the Highland Park Historical Society. The Highland Park Historical Society is spearheading a community-wide fundraising effort to “Save the Stupey Cabin.” A family-friendly picnic on June 2 will kick-off the fundraising effort, which will continue through the summer. From noon to 3 p.m., attendees are invited to the lawn in front of the cabin located in Laurel Park, on St. Johns Avenue between the Highland Park Public Library and City Hall. The picnic will include food and drinks, entertainment and of course a visit inside the cabin. No rain date is planned. Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. The timber cabin, built by the pioneer Francis Stupey in 1847, …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Check out 20th century toy trains until Feb. 19.
The trains will keep chugging along. "The History of Toy Trains" exhibit at the Highland Park Historical Society has been extended through Feb. 19, according to a release issued by the society on Wednesday. The fifth installment of the exhibit features American Flyer and Lionel Standard Gauge trains that were built in the early 1900s. According to the release, many of these trains were built entirely of metal. As a result, most were melted down to be used in World War II. “They are extraordinarily rare,” Historical Society board member JoBe Cerny told the Sun-Times recently. “These kind of trains are in the Smithsonian Museum or in elite private collections.” The exhibit features over 100 standard gauge trains and hundreds of hand painted …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Train exhibit’s full speed ahead
Monday, December 12, 2011
Dozens gather to celebrate museum's new display.
The Highland Park Historical Society celebrated old and new treasures last Thursday evening, with the unveiling of its exhibit "Hidden Treasures Revealed." With help from YEA! Highland Park, the Historical Society secured a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), for a Basic Processing and Preservation Planning Project, which helped them to afford its new archivist, Nancy Webster. Since her arrival, the Historical Society has uncovered, revitalized, archived and made available to the public hundreds of historic documents and artifacts of local history, some of which were unveiled at last week's event. On hand for the evening were dozens…