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St. Patrick Day Tea

The Blue Island Historical Society invites you and your friends to come by for a fun afternoon full of tea and treats. Don’t forget to wear green! Our teas typically include several choices of teas, small sandwiches, desserts, a short presentation and raffles, all within our beautifully decorated historic home, the Albee House. WHEN Saturday, March 10 2:00pm-3:30pm LOCATION BIHS/Albee ... Read More »

Blue Island Historical Society Open House

A celebration of Blue Island history in three parts! WHEN Sunday, Jan 15th, 2012 WHERE BIHS/Albee House 13018 Maple Avenue Blue Island Free will donation ($5 adults, $2 children) Plan your day! PART ONE, 11:00am-1:00pm Welcome Tea (continental), Architecture in Blue Island presentation & extended Albee House tour by Mike Wolski PART TWO, 2:00pm-5:00pm History of Blue Island (with Children’s ... Read More »

Civil War Series: “Boy Soldiers of the Civil War”

The Blue Island Historical Society and the Blue Island Public Library brings Session Three of the Civil War Series.  Author and historian Dennis Keesee speaks on the “Boy Soldiers of the Civil War”. Tickets required. WHEN Tuesday, November 15* 7:00pm LOCATION Country House/Lincoln-Davis Civil War Roundtable 5400 W 127th Street Alsip, IL TICKETS There are a limited number of free ... Read More »

Remembering Marshall Field’s

Give the Lady What She Wants: Remembering Marshall Field’s is this summer’s addition to the: “Images of America” book series.Author Leslie Goddard will take you through the 150-year history of Chicago’s leading department store, and the reign of it’s owner, Marshall Field. WHEN Tuesday, November 8, 2011 7:00pm WHERE Blue Island Historical Society/Albee House 13018 Maple Avenue Blue Island, IL ... Read More »

Halloween with Ursula Bielski

This event is sold out. Please contact BIHS with questions. Thank you! Back by popular demand, ghost hunter Ursula Bielski will share stories and personal experiences about famous ghosts of Chicago. This is a free event, but please contact Blue Island Historical Society to reserve your seat. All ages welcome. Raffle tickets are still available! Enter to win a gift ... Read More »