Step Back Into a 1950s Christmas

1950s Christmas at the Park Forest House Museum
Step back into a 1950s Christmas at the Park Forest House Museum. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, at 141 Forest Blvd, Park Forest, Illinois, invites you to "Step Back Into a 1950s Christmas !" "We’ve “Decked our Halls" Saturdays December 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donation for adults in December is $3.00; 12 and under free.

Advance Tickets, good for any of the days, are on sale from members of the Park Forest Historical Society board.

Walk-ins are welcome!

Admission is free for those purchasing a Marshall Field’s Brick! The museum now has convenient street parking on Fir Street.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of 21st Century holiday preparations to spend some quality time getting a good dose of Holiday Nostalgia. Decorations from the 1950s are in every room. For the second year, the museum is featuring a musical forest green, aluminum, rotating tree–a Brillliant Noble Fir, made by the C. Sincere company in Chicago, decorated with mid-century modern ornaments. Remember Gurley Candles and Rosbro plastic figurines? Dolls, toys, and games will bring back memories to share. Operated by the Park Forest Historical Society; sponsored by Central Park Apartments.

The society is selling bricks from the Marshall Field’s Park Forest Store to support the museum and the mission of preserving and sharing Park Forest history. Bricks are 1 for $15; 2 for $25, and come with a Certificate of Authenticity and a history of the Marshall Field’s Park Forest Store.

Bricks are available in the society’s online store, along with books on Park Forest at Shipping and handling is $12. There is a limit of 10 bricks per buyer. Bricks may also be purchased during open hours at the Recreation and Parks desk at Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive.

The Marshall Field’s Park Forest Store was the first to be in a shopping center, beginning the long association between Philip M. Klutznick and the Field’s company which led up to Water Tower Place.

For information on Marshall Field’s Bricks, contact the Society President, Mike Gans, at 708-305-3308. Questions on the museum and exhibits should be directed to Director, Jane Nicoll through the email on the website.

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Museum closed in January.