Author: PFHS

World War II Wives Speak Sunday Nov. 9

Just a reminder that the Park Forest Historical Society’s program, "Up Front and At Home," will be Sunday November 9 at 2:30 p.m at the Park Forest Public Library.  Six wives of World War II veterans will be speaking on life on the Home Front. See the Park Forest Historical[Read More…]

PFHS to Present ‘Up Front and At Home’ Veterans Program in November

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Wives of World War II veterans will speak on what their lives were like on the Homefront Sunday, November 9, 2008 when the Park Forest Historical Society presents another in its annual series, "Up Front and At Home."Speakers will be Barbara Brown, Georgianna Delehanty, Jean Pickens, Leona[Read More…]

PFHS Veterans Program November 9, 2:30 p.m.

Be sure to read about the Park Forest Historical Society’s November 9, 2008 program, "Up Front and At Home," which will be held at the Park Forest Public Library, at 2:30 p.m.  Note:  this is not our usual meeting location.  This year, for the first time, wives of  World War[Read More…]

1950s Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Half Price Coupon

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, now located at 141 Forest Blvd (at the corner of Forest and Fir) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary by offering a coupon for two for the price of one admission, valid through October 31, 2008. The society is inviting the public[Read More…]

Park Forest Hall of Fame Nominations Accepted

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Park Forest Historical Society is now accepting nominations for the Park Forest Hall of Fame through December 15, 2008. The official form which must accompany the nomination, is available at the Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard and in the lobby of Village Hall. Members[Read More…]

Robert A. Dinerstein Transcript

In my Tribute to Robert A. Dinerstein, I said parts of his Oral History Transcript are on the Illinois Digital Archives.  The other day, I checked to see how many parts were on, and discovered that none are, at this point. I apologize to anyone who has been trying to[Read More…]

Lincoln Highway Talk cancelled, Annual Meeting Goes On

Just a quick note to let readers know, Cynthia Ogorek, who was to speak today (Sunday, Sept. 14.) on her new book, "The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago," has had to cancel due to water in her basement and the difficulty in getting around the South Suburbs.  The Park Forest Historical[Read More…]

Park Forest Loses Pioneer and Dedicated Public Servant

Tribute to Robert A. Dinerstein By: Jane Nicoll Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– On August 30, 2008, Robert A. Dinerstein died in his home in Minneapolis. Robert and Mary Dinerstein moved into the second court occupied in Park Forest in October 1948. In 1998, they moved to Minneapolis to be near their[Read More…]

Historical Society Receives IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf

Washington, DC –(ENEWSPF)– Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), announced recently that the Park Forest Historical Society is one of 776 museums, libraries, and archives, representing every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam selected to receive[Read More…]

Spend a 1950s ‘Staycation’ in Park Forest

Spend a "Staycation" at the Park Forest House Museum. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– With so many folks planning Staycations due to the cost of fuel, you might want to take advantage of a little gem which has existed in your midst for 10 years this September. August 30, 2008[Read More…]