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Halloween Tea

It’s tea time again! Gather your friends and family for an afternoon full of tea, cookies, and fun at the Blue Island Historical Society. Costumes strongly encouraged! Reservations required. WHEN Saturday, October 22, 2011 2:00pm-4:00pm WHERE BIHS/Albee House 13018 Maple Avenue Blue Island, IL COST $15 per person Make reservations by contacting BIHS: (P) 708-371-8546 (E) events@blueislandhistoricalsociety.com Read More »

Historical Architecture Walking Tour

Starting at the 132-year-old Blue Island Historical Society Albee House, this walking tour will take you through some of Blue Island’s architectural history. The tour will be about one mile. Tickets required. See info below. A reception honoring Jack Simmerling coincides with this event. From 1:30-2:30pm, all are invited to stop in at the Blue Island Public Library to meet ... Read More »

Drivin’ the Dixie

The Dixie Highway is an Historic Route in the United States. And every year in Illinois about 200 enthusiasts hop in their classic cars to “Cruise” the Dixie from Blue Island to Momence. The public is invited to kick off the Drivin’ the Dixie at the parking lot across from the Library to browse the classic cars and enjoy donuts ... Read More »

BIHS Annual Membership Meeting & Women’s Club Plaque Dedication

The annual state of address report will be given by Blue Island Historical Society Chairman, Michael Kaliski.  This event will also include the plaque dedication to the Blue Island Women’s Club Members–the plaque is the most recent addition to the Albee House. And finally, the event will conclude with a semi-formal tea. All BIHS members are encouraged to attend! Please ... Read More »

D-Day Remembered: A Special Memorial Day Event

June 6th, 1944, is now known as World War II’s “Longest Day”. It started at 6:30am and ended at midnight with Allied forces having established a beachhead in German-occupied France. John ‘Doc’ Morrissy will take us through a visual exploration of D-Day with films and photos. Free tickets available at Blue Island Public Library main desk (708) 388-1078. WHEN Wednesday, ... Read More »