Chicago's History Cop Raymond W. Johnson will present on the 1893 Cold
Storage Building Fire. On July 10, 1893, the World's Columbia Exposition was
rocked by a devastating fire at the Cold Storage Building. It was the
single largest loss of firefighters in Chicago's history to that point.
Firefighters and families welcome.
March 25: Gigi
and Sherry from
Gigi's Dolls and Sherry's Teddy Bears will present
on both dolls and bears, from antique, vintage, and modern dolls
to teddy bears and plush
animals. Bring your dolls and bears to show off. Families with children
are especially welcome.
April 22: Dave
Nelson will speak about the SS Eastland disaster, which
occurred 100 years ago. The SS Eastland was
a passenger ship based in Chicago and used for tours. On July 24, 1915,
while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. Nelson has studied the SS Eastland
for 43 years.
May 27: Pleasant
Home: Past, Present and Future of a Historic House Museum. Heidi
Ruehle-May will present the unique history of Pleasant Home's original
owners. Pleasant Home, in Oak Park, Ill., is a National Historic
Landmark, community center, and historic museum.
Sept. 23: Richard
Lindberg and the Chicago Stockyards. Richard Lindberg, a lifelong
Chicagoan, author, journalist, and research historian has written and
books dealing with aspects of city history, politics, criminal justice,
sports, and ethnicity. This presentation will give you an in-depth history
of the Chicago Stockyards.
Oct. 28. Dinner
in the Diner: A History of Meals on Wheels and the China it Was Served
On. Bob Storozuk of the Milwaukee Railroad Historical Association will
trace the beginnings of railroads and food service, the changes that
occurred over the years and a discussion of railroad china with a focus
on the Milwaukee Road china currently on display at the Norwood Park
Tea: April 18 and 19, 1:30 p.m. "From the Debutante's Ball
to the Red Carpet." Wear your party, red carpet, ballgown, prom,
or dance dress.
RSVP by April 12 by sending
your date, number of people, and check for $25 (adults) or $12 (children
10 or younger) to NPHS, Attn: Spring Tea, 5624 N. Newark Ave., Chicago
20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Party: July 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and Steins (formerly Wine Fest): September 12, 3 to 6:30
Appraisal Day: November 8, 2 to 4:30 p.m. (doors open at
Holiday Craft Boutique and Holly Daze Cafe: December 2
(members' only night) and December 3 - 6
House Tour: December 5
All programs/events are held
at the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House, 5624 N. Newark Avenue, Chicago, IL
locations are subject to change. Please call ahead.