Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, at 141 Forest Blvd, announces its Fall 2011 hours. The museum will be open September through November, Wednesdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturdays 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The museum will be open two extra hours on Saturday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in honor of the 60th Anniversary of Kiwanis Pancake Day. Families participating in Pancake Day are encouraged to visit the museum September 24 for a very special day of remembering.
Donations to see the museum are $5 for adults; children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Limited street parking is now available in front of the museum, on Fir Street.
The 1950s Park Forest House Museum is operated by the Park Forest Historical Society, and sponsored by Central Park Apartments. It is an original rental townhome, furnished as a home might have been in the early 1950s, with toys, books, and household furnishings. One room represents a classroom of Forest Boulevard School, the first school building in Park Forest, which was in the rental units. Volunteer guides tell the story of how Park Forest came to be, and discuss social and fashion trends of the period.
The museum will be opening more additional hours in December 2011 and February through May 2012. Those interested in becoming volunteers with the Park Forest Historical Society can contact Jane Nicoll, Museum Director, via email at [email protected], or Michael Gans, President, at 708-305-3308.
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