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1950s Dolls and Valentines on Display

It sounds like this weekend will be another snowy one.  Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. would be a great time to come out for short “staycation” from the winter doldrums, and visit the 1950s Park Forest House Museum.  The Forest Boulevard School classroom is all dressed up for 1950s[Read More…]

Celebrating 60 Years of Park Forest History

Barbara Moore addresses the gathering for the Park Forest 60th Anniversary Celebration. (Photo: Wendy Heise) Photo Gallery: Park Forest 60th Anniversary Celebration Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– More than 150 gathered at Freedom Hall to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Park Forest on Sunday, February 1, at 12 p.m.—sixty years to the[Read More…]

Valentine Decorations and 1950s Dolls at 1950s House Museum

The 1950s Park Forest House Museum will reopen for the season on Saturday February 7 from 1-3 p.m.  The Forest Boulevard Classroom is decorated for a 1950s Valentines Day party and vintage Valentines are on display throughout the house. I have been installing a very special exhibit of Dolls of[Read More…]

Lincoln Highway History Program Feb 8 at Village Hall

Don’t forget to come to Village Hall on Sunday February 8 at 2:30 p.m. to hear Local Historian, Cynthia Ogorek talk about her new Arcadia book, The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago. It is the Park Forest Historical Society’s tribute to the 200th Birthday of Abraham Lincoln.  The meeting of the[Read More…]

1950s Dolls and Valentines on Display at 1950s Museum

The 1950s Park Forest House Museum reopens for the year on Saturday February 7 from 1-3 p.m.  The Forest Boulevard School classroom is decorated for a 1950s Valentines Day party, and vintage Valentines are on display throughout the house. I have been installling a very special exhibit on Dolls of[Read More…]

February Historical Society Happenings

February is a big month for Park Forest History. On February 1 at 12 p.m. we will all be joining the Village of Park Forest celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Park Forest‘s incorporation.  Remember, at the 1950s Park Forest House Museum, you can find stories and pictures on the[Read More…]

Step Back Into a 1950s Christmas

Don’t forget to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season to walk through our door into  a simpler time.  Visit the 1950s Park Forest House Museum at 141 Forest Blvd from 1-3 Saturday to see a 1950s Christmas.  Read my earlier blog for more details. Give[Read More…]

Step Back Into a 1950s Christmas

Step Back into a 1950s Christmas this December at the 1950s Park Forest House Museum.  The Society has "Decked the Halls" and invites you to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the 21st Century and spend some time getting a good dose of Holiday Nostalgia.  Remember Gurley[Read More…]

1950s Museum Remembers 1948 Tent Meeting; Open Nov. 29

House Museum Open Saturday, 1-3 p.m. For those of you who have family in town for the weekend, or who have not yet visited the 1950s Museum, it will be open from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday November 29.  The museum is decorated with 1950s Thanksgiving Gurley candles, a cornucpoia and[Read More…]

1950s Museum shows November Nostalgia

The 1950s Park Forest House Museum at 141 Forest, at the corner of Forest and Fir, now has Thanksgiving Gurley candles on display for the month of November.  Large and small Pilgrims, an Indian and several turkey candles wait to greet visitors.  The dining room table holds a cornucopia or[Read More…]

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