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October 2019

Guided walking tour of Forest Home Cemetery including live performances.

Tale of the Tombstones Cemetery Walk

October 20, 2019 - 12:00pm1:30pm
Forest Home Cemetery

Every community has those stories told in hushed tones, perhaps not suited for the ears of more sensitive listeners. This year’s Tale of the Tombstones walking tour of Forest Home Cemetery features tales of the macabre, the creepy, and the scandalous. Visitors will meet Adolph Luetgert, a butcher whose wife mysteriously disappeared; Adam Heyer, gunned down in the St.

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Barside Chat at Kinslahger

October 22, 2019 - 6:30pm10:00pm
Kinslahger Brewing Company

On Tuesday, October 22 Kinslahger Brewing Company in Oak Park will host another edition of their Barside Chat series. This evening will feature OPRF Museum Executive Director Frank Lipo, who will chat about Oak Park River Forest history with an emphasis on the impact of Oak Park's fair housing laws.

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November 2019

Night at Your Museum: Exhibit Opening

November 6, 2019 - 7:00pm8:30pm
Oak Park River Forest Museum

New exhibit looks back on 30 years of OPALGA

Visit OPRF Museum on Wednesday, Nov. 6 for the grand opening of a new exhibit that puts the spotlight on OPALGA+, the community organization that came together 30 years ago to support an open, active community of gay and lesbian residents and end discrimination based on sexual orientation in our villages. 

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Museum Gala

November 21, 2019 - 6:30pm9:00pm
Carleton Hotel

The second annual Museum Gala will be held on Thursday Nov. 21 at the Carleton Hotel, kicking off at 6:30.

A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the second annual Heart of Our Villages Award to Sherlynn Reid and Chatka Ruggiero, who have made Oak Park and River Forest better places to live and work with their volunteerism, activism and community spirit.  

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December 2019

Holiday Open House

December 8, 2019 - 1:00pm4:00pm
Oak Park River Forest Museum

Oak Park River Forest Museum will be decorated in its holiday finery and its doors will be opened for a Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 8 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Open House will include refreshments, historical games and toys for the kids, and a display of some holiday-themed items collected by local residents and members.

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January 2020

"The Death of Cleopatra" Presentation

January 18, 2020 - 3:00pm4:00pm
Oak Park River Forest Museum

The Strange History of a Brilliant Woman and a Lost Statue

At the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, a monumental statue and its sculptor drew both great acclaim and great disapproval. Many critics raved that the work was brilliant and hailed it as the most impressive sculpture in the show, but some thought it shocking and repellent.

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