The Western Springs Historical Society (WSHS) presents “The Evolution of Education in Western Springs” Wed. Feb. 26, 2014
WSHS president, Vicki Lezon, shares research findings on the history of schools in Western Springs dating back to 1874, in a humorous and enlightening presentation at a free lecture Wednesday, February 26 at 7pm in the McClure Junior High Library. Come hear how education in Western Springs has changed over the past 140 years and how it has stayed the same.
“This is a chance for parents, educators and anyone interested in history, to come together and get a picture of where we began as a community, and how far we have come,” said Vicki Lezon, President, WSHS. “The research I’ve been doing over the past four months has revealed things that are bound to give us all a deeper insight into our schools, and a greater appreciation for where they are today.” Click here for more information.
WSBA Annual Christmas Walk
Many thanks to everyone who came out on December 7th for the Western Springs
Business Association’s annual Christmas Walk – particularly LT’s Junior
Madrigal choir. We hope you enjoyed the afternoon and had a chance to see
these talented young men and women perform. On behalf of the Western Springs
Historical Society, we wish you and yours the happiest of holidays!
Past Western Springs Historical Society President Allyson Zak Honored
On October 8th, current Historical Society President, Vicki Lezon, along with the board, presented past President and current board member Allyson Zak with a memorial brick to commemorate her four years of excellent service to the Historical Society as President. The brick will join other commemorative bricks in front of the Ekdahl House. Thank you, Allyson!
Ione Quinby Program
The October 2nd program, “On the Front Page in the ‘Jazz Age’: Ione Quinby, Girl Reporter,” held at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library proved to be a fascinating evening. Speakers Genevieve McBride and Stephen Byers, professors at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Marquette University respectively, discussed their recently published book on Ms. Quinby, a Western Springs resident and one of the first female journalist at the Chicago Evening Post during the 1920′s. Click here to access the eBook.