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


Annual Meeting of the
Park Ridge Historical Society

Sunday, November 9, 2014
11:30 AM
Park Ridge Country Club

636 North Prospect Avenue

Our Speaker:
Bill Scharringhausen
Former owner of Scharringhausen Pharmacy

CLICK HERE for pdf of invitation and reservation form.
Cost $50.00 per person
Reservations must be prepaid and received by November 3, 2014

The Park Ridge Historical Society is pleased to announce the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society. All Park Ridge residents, guests, and friends are cordially invited to attend.  

Our guest speaker this year is Bill Scharringhausen, former owner of Scharringhausen Pharmacy, who will share with us his personal reflections on the history of Park Ridge.


Admission to the Annual Meeting is by way of prepaid reservation at $50 per person. Reservations must be received at 721 North Prospect Avenue by Monday, November 4, 2014.  

Our meeting begins with a reception (cash bar) starting at 11:30 am, followed by luncheon at approximately 12:15 pm, with speaking program to follow.

Our menu this year features a tossed salad, roasted stuffed chicken breast Montrachet (goat cheese and spinach), asparagus and carrot wrap, wild mushroom risotto, sourdough rolls and butter, with a beggar’s purse dessert filled with apples, pears and vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce.

Please mark your calendar and join us for this special meeting.

Thank you for your support of the Park Ridge Historical Society.
We look forward to seeing you!


Event a Huge Success
Despite Record Cold Weather October 4!

Nearly 200 guests came out, braving fittingly fall weather. Members of the Park Ridge Historical Society and local community, including fifteen students from Maine South High School, worked together to create an educational and entertaining tour of the Town of Maine Cemetery. Spirits such as Park Ridge’s first schoolteacher and doctor encouraged their modern guests to have good habits, such as respecting their elders and eating lots of vegetables. Two early Park Ridge mayors butted heads over the mayoral election of 1911, while each bragging about their accomplishments when they were mayor. Below are pictures from the 2014 event. Check back soon for more!


cast members

Maine South 'Spirits of Old Park Ridge' Cast Members


Tom Zima as the 'Spirit' of first Park Ridge mayor, Albert Buchheit


Brian Kidd as 'Robert Hale' at Spirits of Old Park Ridge


Dee and Jerry Kenny as Laura and George Penny


Gene Beeler as Mayor Martin Butler

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in the old Ridge Theatre Building?

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recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.


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