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Step Back from 2010 Into a 1950s Valentines Day

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, at 141 Forest Blvd in Park Forest, Illinois is decorated throughout February with vintage valentines and decorations. One room represents a classroom in the first school, Forest Boulevard School, which was set up in a row of townhomes. In February, the[Read More…]

Freedom Seekers on the Underground Railroad Program February 21

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– "Freedom Seekers on the Underground Railroad in Northeastern Illinois," will be the program of the Park Forest Historical Society on Sunday February 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Park Forest Village Hall. Dr. Larry A. McClellan, local historian, will present his research into evidence of Underground Railroad activity[Read More…]

Step Back into a 1950s Valentines Day

In February, the 1950s Park Forest House Museum has a Valentines Day theme.  The classroom is decorated for a 1950s Valentines Day party with vintage valentines and crepe paper candy baskets, and construction paper heart-shaped valentine “mailboxes” on each desk.  Red honeycomb, puffy hearts are hung around the room.  Vintage[Read More…]

PFHS Archivist’s Column February 2010

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Park Forest Hall of Fame Nominations Accepted Through December 15

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Park Forest Historical Society will be accepting nominations for the Park Forest Hall of Fame until December 15, 2009. The official form, which must accompany the nomination, and the guidelines are available at the Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard, in the lobby of Village[Read More…]

Park Forest Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations for Class of 2009

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Park Forest Historical Society will be accepting nominations for the Park Forest Hall of Fame until December 15, 2009. The official form, which must accompany the nomination, is available at the Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard, in the lobby of Village Hall and at[Read More…]

Exploring the Park Forest Area Farm History

St. Ann Catholic Church. (Photo: Park Forest Historical Society) Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Sunday September 20, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. in the Park Forest Village Hall Board Meeting Room, the Park Forest Historical Society will hold a brief Annual Meeting for its membership followed by discussion of an intriguing project. The[Read More…]

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