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Park Ridge Historical Society
721 North Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068


Lost Airports of Chicago;
Airfields and Airstrips
Near the Des Plaines River

Join us at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, as Nicholas Selig, author of the 2013 book “Lost Airports of Chicago” presents a speaking program on behalf of the Park Ridge Historical Society.
Mr. Selig has been involved with flying as a teenage Civil Air Patrol cadet, army and civilian aviation mechanic, charter, freight and corporate pilot, and airline maintenance technician.  Based on his travels as a weekend flyer, he wrote a book to give recognition to the many long-forgotten small airports in the Chicago area which played a role in our nation’s aviation history before they are completely forgotten.

Our program will convene at the:
Summit of Uptown
10 North Summit Avenue in Park Ridge.
Parking is available at municipal lots to the east (underground) and south (surface parking near Library) of the Summit.
 There is no admission charge.


Annual Meeting of the Society
Sunday, November 3, 2013

Click here to visit our Events Page
for a report and photos from our Annual Meeting.


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Voters Approve New Park Ridge Park

Click here to visit our History On the Move page
for an update posted November 2013.

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The Park Ridge Post Office mural is now honored as part of a new on-line mural exhibit. The U.S. Postal Service and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum and National Museum of the American Indian collaborated to produce the new ‘Indians at the Post Office’ exhibit. Of the 400+ New Deal era Post Office murals which feature Native American themes, 24 were selected to illustrate  these themes for the exhibit. Our ‘Indians Cede the Land’ is one of three chosen to illustrate the theme of treaties. Click here for more on our News Page, with a link to the exhibit also there.



Do you remember skating at the Michael Kirby Studio
in the old Ridge Theatre Building?



Help Support Our History On the Move Project

The Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable, not-for-profit organization
recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.


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