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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 »

Chicago’s WLS Radio History & Book Signing with Scott Childers

From the National Barn Dance to Top 40 to present-day Talk, Childers chronicles the evolution of this household fixture which began in the 1920s. Childers will explore the station’s history and sign his book “Chicago’s WLS Radio” of the Images of America series. This free event is brought to you by the Blue Island Historical Society and the Blue Island ... Read More »

Blue Island Historical Society 27th House Walk Tour

The Blue Island Historical Society is excited to present the 27th House Walk Tour. The tour originates at  the Albee House (13018 Maple Ave), where participants  will be provided with tour booklets  to 
five historic Blue Island homes. WHEN Sunday, September 19, 2010 12:00pm-4:00pm TICKET DONATION $15 each / $20 each, day of Tickets can be purchased at: Blue Island ... Read More »