110,000 spectators crowd into Soldier Field for the Army v. Navy game, which resulted in a tie at 21-21. It was also the day the field was officially dedicated as Soldier Field.
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Board Meeting, December 5, 2020 (via Zoom)
Details coming soon.
Subject: Proposed 2021 ISHS Budget
Date: November 17, 2020
Time: 2 p.m.
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Proposed 2021 ISHS Budget
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Fall 2020 Lunch & Learn Series: Societal Norms – Then and Now (Via Zoom)
Moderator: Rachel Otwell, Staff Writer, Illinois Times
The Beatles, Chicago and the 1960s (via Zoom)
Did you know that The Beatles visited Edgewater’s Saddle and Cycle Club before their 1965 concerts? That’s just one fascinating tidbit in the new book Joy and Fear: The Beatles, Chicago and the 1960s by local historian and Rogers Park resident John Lyons. Join us and Professor Lyons on Zoom at this event organized by the Edgewater Historical Society to enjoy a provocative look back at those turbulent times, the Fab Four and Chicago of the 1960’s.
Chicago History Book Discussion Group – Columbian Exposition (Via Zoom)
The 1893 Columbian Exposition was pivotal to Chicago and the nation. Thousands of people traveled through the exhibits, bringing international attention to Chicago. Important inventions like electric lighting, the moving sidewalk and even the zipper were showcased. Join the Edgewater Historical Society on Saturday, December 12, at 10 a.m. for a Zoom discussion of this important part of the city’s history.
Fall 2020 Lunch & Learn Series – The American People, Government, Finances and the Public Trust (Via Zoom)
Moderator: Dr. Robert Smith, Dean, College of Public Affairs and Administration
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