When Did Your Family Get Here? Park Forest Historical Society Program June 27

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Whether your family arrived in 1845 or last week, the Park Forest Historical Society invites you to attend a special social event, “When Did Your Family Get Here?” The event will be held in Park Forest Village Hall, Sunday June 27, 2010, at 2:30 p.m. This is one of the society’s 25th Anniversary events.

A panel of speakers will share stories of how some families arrived in the Park Forest area, by horse and wagon or by METRA. This will be followed by sharing of stories from some of the audience on how their families came to the Park Forest area.

All are invited to share stories over refreshments after the formal program.

The Park Forest Historical Society is in a year-long initiative with SSGHS to find documents and photographs from pre-Park Forest families, but it is their mission to share the Park Forest story with Park Forest pioneers, and with long-time and newer residents.

Anyone who would like to bring photos or documents to share, contact Jerry Shnay, President, 708-747-3571, or Jane Nicoll, Archivist at parkforesthistory1 at

Park Forest Village Hall is at 350 Victory Drive in Park Forest.