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Civil War re-enactor Kevin Naughton.

Celebrate Norwood Park's 143rd Birthday on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Visitors can celebrate the incorporation of Chicago’s Norwood Park neighborhood with a Civil War re-enactment, Pluck a Duck for a Buck, a birthday cake, and other activities.

The Norwood Park Historical Society will celebrate with a 143rd birthday party for Chicago’s Norwood Park neighborhood on Saturday, July 22, 2017, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Norwood Park Historical Society will celebrate the 143rd anniversary of the incorporation of the Village of Norwood Park with a day events for everyone. All events will be held at the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House, 5624 N. Newark Ave., Chicago. Admission is free; donations are welcome. Refreshments will be available.

As our nation continues to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Norwood Park Historical Society is pleased to welcome a large group of re-enactors who will portray members of the 10th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. This interactive living history event, held noon to 4 p.m., will include men and women who will set up camp, march, perform a firing demonstration, hold a presentation of arms, and conduct other drills. These re-enactors will be wearing and using authentic items from the Civil War. They welcome questions and participation in their activities at Camp Norwood Park.

Norwood Park Historical Society exhibit room.For kids, Pluck a Duck for a Buck will be held to celebrate the birthday throughout the day. For $1, children may select a duck out of the pond to win a prize. Prizes vary depending on the duck plucked from the pool. Sample prizes may include puzzles, bubbles, coloring books, stuffed animals, and other fun birthday party favors.

The society’s exhibits will be open noon to 4 p.m., and attendees may take a guided tour of the entire house, Chicago’s oldest home.

All programs/events are held at the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House, 5624 N. Newark Avenue, Chicago, IL (unless otherwise noted). Events, dates, times, locations are subject to change. Please call ahead.

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