Happy March Morton Grove history buffs! We are now approaching spring as winter increasingly becomes a distant memory.
This upcoming season, the Morton Grove Historical Society and Museum will have two exhibits to show. The first one beginning in mid-March will be called Collecting Morton Grove. It will contain collections from our donors that are in our archives as well as from area residents from over the decades. There will be matchbook covers, coins, stamps, postcards, arrowheads, hats, buttons, toys and more!
We recently acquired a collection of historic record books of Niles Township from the Morton Grove Public Library. One record book dates to 1843! The image to the left is of minutes in a finely bound leather album from the Niles Township Highway Commission dating to the 1890's. The minutes were on the many present-day streets that we see today.
Throughout mid-March through May, the museum will be open on Sundays 1-3 PM and on weekdays from 10 AM to 1 PM.
Also, a networking breakfast will be held on Tuesday, March 27th from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Kappy's Restaurant (Dempster Street and Harlem Avenue) sponsored by the Morton Grove and Niles Chambers of Commerce. You will have the opportunity to hear about the mid-century building (once Top's Big Boy) built in the 1960's and about Alpogianis family's history in the restaurant business. They purchased the building from Top's Big Boy in 1978 and Kappy's has been a Morton Grove establishment for 40 years! This is a FREE event. Make sure to RSVP at 847-965-0330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep an eye out for our next blog in April/May. We hope to see you at the Museum in March! .
The Board, Volunteers and Staff of the Morton Grove Historical Society and Museum write about topics that are relevant to our current programs, events, collections, collective history, or sometimes topics they just find interesting and they hope you do too. Thanks for stopping by!