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Architectural Walk

Sunday, September 20 Join us this Sunday, rain or shine, for a wonderful afternoon filled with local history, architecture, and friends. Walk includes Civil War-era homes and homes of Civil War veterans. Refreshments will be served. It will start at the Blue Island Historical Society/Albee House (13018 Maple Ave) from 1:00 to 4:00. TICKET INFO $10.00/each Available at the Blue Island ... Read More »

Drivin' the Dixie

Expect over 100 antique cars of all types to gather this Saturday, June 16, at the corner of Western Avenue and High Street for the annual Drivin’ the Dixie car show and tour. Celebrating historic Dixie Highway–known locally as Western Avenue, but once part of a National highway that stretched from Chicago to Miami Beach–the “Dixie Dash” takes motorists injectable ... 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 »

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 »