Have you ever wondered how Western Springs came to be? How the village’s boundaries have changed over time and different neighborhoods got their names? How about the history of a specific house you’ve always admired? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you will want to join us on Saturday, January 30th for our upcoming lecture on the development of Western Springs’ various neighborhoods. The talk, which will be held on … Continue reading
Are you proud of your home? Is there a special old home or building in town that you have always admired? If so, we welcome your nominations for the 2016 Historic Preservation Awards. Nominations will be accepted during the month of February for the Society’s Biennial Preservation Awards. The awards, which the Historical Society has been giving since 1996, recognize owners of homes or businesses in Western Springs for their commitment to maintaining the architectural … Continue reading
Visit the Tower during the 2015 WSBA Festival of Trees! Please join us on Friday, December 4th (6-8 p.m.) or Saturday, December 5th (2-5 p.m.) on the first floor of the Historic Water Tower Museum for a look back at Christmas in years gone by. We will have the Tower decorated with some classic Swedish ornaments and guests will have the opportunity to purchase unique Western Springs themed presents for that special someone on their … Continue reading
Stop by the Thomas Ford Memorial Library during the month of November to see the Historical Society’s latest exhibit on “Western Springs: Then & Now.” Using historic images of the downtown business district as a starting point, the Society shot current day photographs from the same angle or perspective. The resulting exhibit features the “Then and Now” photos along side each other. The photos, some of which date back to the late 1920s, will be … Continue reading
Venture out to Riverside to meet with architect Charlie Pipal and historian Kathy Cummings and take an interior tour of a George Maher house, plus a walking tour of the neighborhood. $10/person, $8/PHF members. Tickets available on site, RSVP requested, email firstname.lastname@example.org. CLICK HERE for more information.
Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets can still be purchased the day of the event at any of the 6 houses! If you purchased tickets online, you can pick them up at any of tomorrow’s locations. Check out this year’s houses! The Fundraiser brings together residents, designers, florists and other industry professionals for a day of home décor, design and architectural inspiration. WESTERN SPRINGS, April 20, 2015 — It’s almost time for The Western Springs … Continue reading
Sunday, May 17, 2015 11am-5pm Get a glimpse inside homes in the village that you may have always wondered about! Six unique homes will be featured this year ranging from Modern Victorian and Colonial American to Shingle Style and American Foursquare. Tickets will be available on our website in a few short months. All proceeds from the House Walk fund the Western Springs Historical Society’s operating budget, providing programs and archival materials to residents.