1950s Museum Grand Opening February 2nd


The classroom on the second floor of the 1950s PF House Museum. (Photo: ENEWSPF)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, at 141 Forest Blvd., will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, February 2, with an Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Forest Boulevard School classroom, on the second floor, wiil be decorated for a 1950s Valentine’s Day Party.

A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. with officials from the museum’s sponsors, AIMCO, Village officials and board members of the Park Forest Historical Society manning the scissors. Immediately following the ribbon cutting, there will be an award presentation to Village from AIA-Illinois honoring Park Forest for being on the AIA-Illinois list of 150 Great Places in Illinois. Jim Prybys of the Eastern Illinois Chapter, the organization that nominated the Village for its planning design, will present the plaque, which will be put in a permanent location in the Village.


A modern washing machine in the 1950s House Museum. (Photo: ENEWSPF)

The Park Forest Historical Society wishes to acknowledge the help and sponsorship of AIMCO and of the employees of Central Park Townhomes in getting the museum re-opened in Area F. Directions to the museum, which is at the corner of Forest and Fir, are available on the society’s website at www.parkforesthistory.org. For more information, contact Jane Nicoll at parkforesthistory1atyahoo.com. The society hopes that the community will turn out in force to celebrate the re-opening of Park Forest’s own Nifty Fifties Place.