CRETE | During a recent Crete Public Library program, “Along the Chicago South Shore Rail Line," historian Cynthia Ogorek presented interesting stories and facts about the last electric interurban rail, the Chicago South Shore and South Bend rail lines.
Cynthia Ogorek gives a presentation on the South Shore Rail Line to patrons of the Crete Public Library.
The Crete Public Library held Remembering Marshall Field's with historian Leslie Goddard on March 6. The presentation included a detailed and entertaining slide show and lecture plus a table of memorabilia that included fashionable ladies' dress hats, hat boxes, gloves, books and plates.
The Crete Public Library held Remembering Marshall Field's with historian Leslie Goddard on March 6. Goddard traced the Chicago store's history from the beginning to 2006, when it was officially renamed Macy's.
CRETE | The Crete Public Library held Remembering Marshall Field’s with historian Leslie Goddard on March 6.
VALPARAISO | The story of two young Northwest Indiana women — and a tree that became a boat — made its debut at the Porter County Museum of History Sunday afternoon.
Amy Lukas, right, and Mary Catterlin talk Sunday about their dugout boat, Mekeba, carved from a cottonwood tree, along with other items they used to circumnavigate Lake Michigan last summer, during a new exhibit at the Porter County Museum of History in Valparaiso.
Mary Catterlin, right, started hand-carving a cottonwood tree into a dugout canoe, then she and friend Amy Lukas, left, circumnavigated Lake Michigan in the boat this past summer. The boat is now on exhibit at the Porter County Museum of History.
I’ve been looking forward to this afternoon’s festivities for a few weeks now. Monday is the date the vote took place to incorporate Lansing and the nearby communities of Bernice and Oak Glen into the village of Lansing in 1893. Can you imagine what life must have been like back then?
By now I’m sure you have read or heard that Sears in River Oaks Center is scheduled to close in June. Last week I wrote a column that mentioned Siam Marina restaurant pulling out of its River Oaks location to move to Tinley Park.
LANSING | Lansing Historical Society board member Don Olsen shows off a new donation to the Lansing Historical Museum, a hat worn at the 1954 centennial celebration. That centennial marked 100 years since the first settlers arrived in Lansing.
Lansing Historical Society board member Don Olsen shows off a hat worn at the village's centennial celebration in 1954, marking 100 years since the first settlers arrived in the south suburb. The village is gearing up for its 120th anniversary event on March 3 marking its incorporation.
It was back in 1996 when I first joined the Lansing Historical Society and I’ve learned so many fascinating things about this place in that time.
Today is Veterans Day, when we recognize the service of all U.S. military veterans. Show your appreciation by attending the Southland Community Veterans Day ceremony at 2 p.m. today at the Lansing Veterans Memorial, located at the Lansing Municipal Airport at Burnham Avenue and Glenwood-Lans…
In Hegewisch in 1959, 16 rolls of toilet paper cost $1 at Aniol’s Hardware and Paints on Baltimore Avenue. Leaders of the Hegewisch Little League worried that the program would have to fold due to lack of umpires, and the Hegewisch Chamber of Commerce met to form a plan to stop the extension…
CRETE | On Oct. 3, the Crete Public Library went back in time when Carol Perry portrayed her grandmother, Ida Adams, in “Without Women, Crete Could Be a Ghost Town."
Historian Carol Perry, standing, portrayed her grandmother, Ida Adams, in "Without Women, Crete Could Be a Ghost Town" on Oct. 3 at the Crete Public Library. Dressed in vintage attire, Perry took the audience back in time to the 1800's and early 1900's with a convincing portrayal of the life…
HOMEWOOD | The Washington Park Race Track will receive its rightful recognition at 2 p.m. Oct 28 when the village of Homewood Heritage Committee dedicates an Illinois State Historical Society Historic Marker at 17800 Halsted St.
This structure known in Lansing as the Busack building dates back to the 1860s and served various functions throughout the village's history.
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