General Programs (All at 7 p.m.; subjects vary)
15 and 16: Spring Tea (Time: 1:30 p.m. each day)
Your presence is requested at a Wedding Gown Fashion Show. Tea sandwiches, scones, dessert, and hot tea will be served. Cost: $25 for adults, $12 children under 10.
28: House History/Renovators Resource Library Open House (Time:
11 a..m. to 3 p.m.)
28: Norwood Park’s
138th Birthday Party (Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
The Norwood Park Historical Society will celebrate Norwood Park’s 138th birthday party on July 28, 2012, with free activities for adults and children. Activities include:
* Representatives of the Girl Scouts, in conjunction with 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts and the Norwood Park Historical Society’s museum exhibit, will organize games and activities. Attendees do not need to be or have been a Girl Scout or a girl to participate. Just come to join the fun!
* As our nation continues to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Norwood Park Historical Society is pleased to welcome a large group of re-enactors who will portray members of the 10th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. This interactive living history event will include 15 to 20 men who will set up camp, march, perform a firing demonstration, hold a presentation of arms, and conduct other drills. These re-enactors will be wearing and using authentic items from the Civil War. They welcome your questions and participation in their activities at Camp Norwood Park.
* At 10:30 a.m., Tom Micheletti from The Hosta Patch, Deer Park, Ill., will speak about hostas. The Hosta Patch grows many different varieties, and visitors can learn from the expert. Owner Tom Micheletti speaks to garden clubs, Master Gardener groups, and hosta societies.
8: Wine Fest (VIPs start at 3:15 p.m.; main event 4 to 7 p.m.)
11: Antique Appraisal Day (Time: 2 to 4 p.m.)
Join us on Sunday, November 11, for a presentation by antiques expert Karl Gates of Good Bye-Good Buys Estate Sales, and bring in your items for expert identification and appraisal. Karl Gates will discuss each item that is brought in for appraisal, adding historical background. Admission to the presentation is free. If you would like your antique appraised, appraisals are $5 per item. Because all items and appraisals will be incorporated into the presentation, please bring your item by 2 p.m. Chances to win exciting raffle items will be sold for $1 each and refreshments will be served. Karl Gates will not appraise guns, stamps, or coins.
Karl Gates has a bachelor’s degree in art and English and an advanced degree in English Literature, and attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy of Art for art training. He has taught high school for 41 years and has been an educational liaison for the Terra Museum of Art and an appraiser for the United States Department of the Treasury. He has run Good Bye-Good Buys estate sales for the past 30 years, currently teaches courses in antiques and has been doing his own version of "Antiques Road Show" for 18 years. He also is an avid collector, focusing on art, ivory, and "everything else."
Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 1, 2: Victoria’s Craft Boutique and Holly Daze Cafe (Times Vary)
1: Holiday House Tour (11 a.m. to 4 p.m., starts at
Norwood Park Satellite Senior Center)
All programs/events are held at the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House, 5624 N. Newark Avenue, Chicago, IL (unless otherwise noted). Events, dates, times, locations are subject to change. Please call ahead.