Author: PFHS

Exploring the History of Farming in the Park Forest Area

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– With much of the South Chicagoland area now developed – our term for land now occupied by homes and businesses, infrastructure above and below – it’s sometimes hard to believe that, now all that long ago, Park Forest and surrounding areas was dominated by farmland. The Park[Read More…]

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Park Forest History in Our Schools – A Demonstration

The Park Forest Historical Society’s House Museum. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of School District 163, on Sunday June 28, 2009 the Park Forest Historical Society will present a demonstration of the new Park Forest History Curriculum Unit being used by Park Forest School[Read More…]

‘Dolls of the 1950s’ at 1950s Park Forest House Museum

Dolls of the 1950s are currently on display at the Park Forest House Museum. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The 1950s Park Forest House Museum at 141 Forest Blvd always displays children’s books, toys and dolls of the 1950s, includingtoys boys loved. But this spring, a very special exhibit, featuring[Read More…]

Park Forest Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony April 19, 2009

Meet the Inductees Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Park Forest Historical Society will hold the annual Park Forest Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Sunday April 19, 2009 at 3 p.m. in Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Blvd. The Park Forest Hall of Fame honors people nominated by the public for consistent, beneficial[Read More…]

Park Forest Historical Society Wins Grants and Aid

In December 2008, the Society was awarded a Consultant Services Grant from the Illinois Association of Museums. This is a matching grant which allowed the Society to have a consultant give a funding sources workshop in mid-March. The Society is grateful to the Illinois Association of Museums for recognizing the[Read More…]

“Dolls of th 1950s” Exhibit is Great for Families

While  your family is in town for the holidays, the 1950s Park Forest House Museum is a great way for generations to share a fun look back into history.  The “Dolls of the 1950s” exhibit is waiting to greet you. The museum always has some dolls, children’s books, games and[Read More…]

Historical Society Announces 2009 Hall of Fame Inductees

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Park Forest Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. in Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Blvd in Park Forest on Sunday April 19, 2009. The ceremony is open to the public and admission is free, though donations are always welcome. The induction takes[Read More…]

Dolls of the 1950s on display at 1950s House Museum

Don’t forget to get to the 1950s Park Forest House Museum to see the exhibit, “Dolls of the 1950s”. Read the longer story in my earlier blogs or go to the Society’s section on the home page of eNewsPF to read a longer story.  This is an exceptional opportunity to[Read More…]

Park Forest Hall of Fame Induction April 19,2009

March 4, 2009— The Park Forest Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. in Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Blvd in Park Forest on Sunday April 19, 2009. The ceremony is open to the public and admission is free, though donations are always welcome. The induction takes[Read More…]

1950s Valentines and Dolls to warm your hearts Saturday

It looks like it is going to be another snowy weekend. Saturday from 1-3 p.m. will be a great time for a “staycation” visit to the 1950s Park Forest House Museum to add a little color to your day! The Forest Boulevard School classroom is decorated for a 1950s Valentines[Read More…]

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