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Art at the Blue Island Public Library this Summer

The Blue Island Public Library invites you to celebrate art this summer with a series of special exhibits and events. Specifically Sid Weiskirch’s collection of over 30 Hal Foster drawings will be on display from July 11-August 11. Hal Foster, a Chicagoan, created Prince Valiant, adapted Tazan into the comic strip form and is regarded as “The Father of Comic ... Read More »

Black Culture Night 2012

Neighborhood Watch Group #37 hosts the Black Culture Night on Friday, February 17th at 7pm. This annual event is celebrating its 12th Anniversary recognizing Black History Month. Organized by Rachell Orozco and Alderman Nancy Thompson, expect a variety of speakers addressing the contributions of Black Americans. All are welcome… and welcome to bring guests! Saturday, February 17 7pm City Hall ... 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 »