Celebrate the Summer at CPL: City of Stories with a story from the archives about Chicago Park District toy centers of the 1930s.
The Legacy of Apostle R.D. Henton
Congregants and peers of Apostle R.D. Henton, the renowned pastor and founder of Chicago's Monument of Faith Evangelistic Church, tell about Henton's life and legacy.
Happy Birthday, Frederick Law Olmsted!
Learn about the park designs created for Chicago by Frederick Law Olmsted, whose 200th birth anniversary is being celebrated this year.
The Olmsted Legacy in Chicago
Historian Julia Bachrach illuminates the significant contributions of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), and his sons, the Olmsted Brothers, to Chicago's South Side parks.
A Changing City: Chicago Department of Urban Renewal Photographs
Learn about Chicago Public Library's newest digital collection, Chicago Department of Urban Renewal Records: Photographic Negatives Digital Collection. The nearly 16,000 images in this digital collection depict Chicago neighborhoods considered and targeted for improvement, including buildings and neighborhoods that were subsequently razed.
A Day at the Beach
Enjoy this photo gallery of Chicagoans delighting in the lakefront beaches throughout history.
Up to the Highest Height: Chicago and Kites
People fly kites in Chicago Park District parks throughout history.
Ski Jumping in Chicago
Chicago's surprising ski jumping history, complete with constructed ski jump ramps in the Chicago Park District.
Quiz: Do You Know Chicago Parks? Part 2
A new quiz about Chicago Park District history, based on the new physical exhibit on display beginning October 5, 2020.
Citizen Archivist: 5 Sites Where You Can Help Unlock the Past
Crowd-sourced transcription projects to keep those interested in history busy.
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