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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 »

Never Again: A Shoah Remembrance Event

Special guest Joseph Koek, comes to the Blue Island Historical Society from the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. A holocaust survivor, Mr. Koek will talk about growing up as a Jewish child hidden by the Dutch Underground during World War II. This free event is sponsored by the Blue Island Historical Society and the Blue Island Public Library. WHEN ... Read More »

Ben Franklin Impersonator to visit BIHS!

Did you know as well as being one of our nation’s Founding Fathers, Ben Franklin was a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, an economist? Learn about his impressive accomplishments and exciting life portrayed by a professional impersonator as Franklin comes to life at the BIHS! This interactive history lesson allows guests of all ages ... Read More »

Halloween Spooktacular with Ghost Expert Ursula Bielski

Ghost expert and author, Ursula Bielski, returns to the Blue Island Historical Society for an evening of fun and ghostly tales. Don’t miss what she has to say this year! This free event for all ages is brought to you by the BIHS and the Blue Island Public Library. WHEN Wednesday, October 27, 2010 7:30 pm WHERE BIHS/Albee House 13018 ... Read More »

Halloween Tea

It’s tea time! Gather your friends and family for an afternoon full of tea, cookies, and fun at the Blue Island Historical Society, Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 at 2pm.  Reservations required, tickets are $15 per person. All proceeds benefit the BIHS. Costumes suggested. WHERE BIHS/Albee House 13018 Maple Avenue Blue Island, IL 60406 CONTACT BIHS for TICKETS (P) 708-371-8546 (E) ... Read More »