Patrick Page Gives Presentation on LTHS History

LT North Campus in 1920's.Have you ever wondered about the history of Lyons Township High School’s north campus? Well, now is your chance to take a step back in time and learn more at a lecture and walking tour hosted by art teacher and unofficial LT historian Patrick Page. On Wednesday, April 13th Mr. Page will recount the story behind the Parthenon frieze gallery at North Campus. You will also hear about some of the school’s better known alumni like David Hasselhoff, historic features like a lost WPA era mural, and the 1926-1928 building expansion that redefined LT and gave a home to the Sunday Evening Club! The LT History Presentation is scheduled for 7-8 p.m. in the North Campus Reber Center.

The following week, interested members of the public can take a walking tour with Mr. Page to learn more about the story behind North Campus. See how the school has grown from the original 1888 building to the 2016 cafeteria and discover interesting/overlooked artifacts along the way! Meet in the NC Cafeteria on Tuesday, April 19, 7-8pm.

Admission is free and open to all for both events.

May Fest Returns!

MayFest LogoResidents, both young and old, are invited to celebrate the return of spring at the Historical Society’s second biennial MayFest on Sunday, May 1st from 2 to 5 pm at Tower Green. As with our inaugural event, this old fashioned village fair will feature carnival games, crafts, food and entertainment. Winners of the Society’s biennial Preservation Awards and the MayFest children’s contests will also be announced that afternoon.

The schedule for the afternoon’s festivities is as follows:

2:00 PM Event begins – carnival games and activities open
2:15 PM 1st dance around the May Pole led by Lively Arts performers
2:30 PM Main stage entertainment begins
2:35 PM Allegro performs on stage
3:15 PM Frankie the Magician roams around crowd
3:20 PM 2016 Preservation Award Winners presentation
3:30 PM Frankie the Magician performs on stage
3:50 PM 2nd dance around the May Pole led by Lively Arts performers
4:00 PM Kid Contest Award winners announced
4:10 PM Lively Arts Dance Group peforms on stage
4:30 PM Main stage entertainment ends
4:45 PM Carnival Games close
5:00 PM Event ends

 

The Society would like to thank our event sponsor, Realty Executives Premiere and our activity sponsors: Bright Horizons Preschool, the Children’s Theater of Western Springs, Dr. Sarah Kelly – Chiropractor, First Congregational Church Preschool, Grand Avenue Preschool & Day Care, j2santi Builders, Kensington School of Western Springs, the Thomas Ford Library Foundation and Village Veterinary Practice. Their support helps make this event possible and we are grateful for their generosity.

We would also like to extend our heart felt thanks to the many generous organizations and businesses that have donated product and services for this event: Doodle Art & Design, Lively Arts Dance Academy, Mariano’s Western Springs, Nothing Bundt Cake, the Salt Creek Model A Club, Tony’s Fresh Market, Trader Joe’s LaGrange, Village True Value, the Western Springs Garden Club, & the Western Springs School of Talent Education.

Please show them you appreciate their commitment to the community by patronizing these local businesses!

Information about the children’s contest is now available by clicking on the link.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the set up/tear down or running of the event on May 1st, please click here for a link that will take you to the Signup Genius for this event.

For more information about MayFest, please contact the Historical Society at 708-246-9230.