Tag: Homewood Historical Society

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Local history dominates 16th annual Homewood Chocolate Fest

Homewood’s 2018 Chocolate Fest took on an historic flavor in honor of the village’s 125th anniversary. The Homewood Historical Society (HHS) took top honors in the annual chocolate bake-off at the festival on Saturday in the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Auditorium. The organization’s team entered a variation on a treat that was[Read More…]

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New photo history of Homewood goes on sale

Homewood historian Jim Wright’s latest book, “Homewood,” went on sale Friday, Dec. 1, at several sites in the village, and the timing was not accidental. Wright said he hopes holiday shopping helps boost sales, but the book also arrived just a few weeks before Homewood’s 125th anniversary year begins. 

Homewood’s Miller was the ‘Edison’ of roller coasters

John A. Miller is renowned in the amusement ride industry as the “Thomas Edison” of roller coasters and is widely considered as the “father of the modern high-speed roller coaster.”  Miller, a lifelong resident of Homewood, participated in the design of approximately 140 roller coasters and patented more than 100[Read More…]

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Century-old Funk’s Hall hosted several firsts in Homewood

  Funk’s Hall, on the right, as seen in the 1910s looking   east on Ridge Road, then Main Street. (Photos courtesy   of the Homewood Historical Society)   Excitement is building in Homewood about the redevelopment of the south side of Ridge Road west of Martin Avenue, where a mixed-use, residential/business building[Read More…]

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Campaigners: Four presidents have visited H-F area

The presidential election of 2016 is rapidly nearing an end. Although neither candidate has visited the Homewood-Flossmoor area this year, a number of presidential candidates, presidents and a former president have visited the area in the past.

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Sunday celebration to mark 125 years of Homewood’s historic house

The Dorband-Howe House on 183rd Street has been home to the Homewood Historical Society for almost 30 years. The society will soon celebrate the home’s 125th anniversary.(Chronicle file photo) There’s a special celebration happening on Sunday, Aug. 21, as the Homewood Historical Society marks the 125th anniversary of the Dorband-Howe House. Between 2[Read More…]

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