Robert Vial was a son of Lyons Township pioneers Joseph and Louisa Vial. Robert and his father were prominent members of the Flagg Creek/Lyonsville community. View historic photos of the Robert Vial family and learn more about their civic contributions to Lyons Township.
The Flagg Creek Heritage Society has two new exhibits on display. Visit the museum (7425 S. Wolf Road) to view the Santa Fe Speedway and history of Tiedtville exhibit, and the Robert Vial House (7393 Wolf Road) to see the Bridal Gown exhibit. Check out the library's Tiedtville and Santa Fe Park set on Flickr to see some of the historic photos that are part of the museum's collection.
The Darien Historical Society along with the Darien Park District invite you to their annual Ice Cream Social on Wed., June 19, 2013 starting at 6:00 p.m. in Darien Community Park. Enjoy Culver's frozen custard (donation $3) and free lemonade and cookies (compliments of the State Bank of Countryside). At 6:30 p.m. there will be a children's concert featuring Miss Carole Stephens' Macaroni Soup.
Photos (courtesy Darien Historical Society) capture the beauty and undeveloped setting of the Marian Hills Seminary building and farmland from the early 1970s. The Seminary building stood where Stanhope Square now exists in Willowbrook. Many older parishioners of St. Mary's Parish (now Our Lady of Peace) have described the beautiful tree-lined driveway to the Seminary where services were held before Our Lady of Peace school/church was built. Read more about the Marian Hills Seminary.
Support the Darien Historical Society at its most popular fundraising event--the annual Sunday Dinner at Alpine Banquets from 1 -4 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2013. Leslie Goddard will perform as Titanic survivor Violet Jessop. Donations are $27.50, cash bar, please call 630-964-6792 to place a reservation--no ticket sales at the door.
Flagg Creek Heritage Society will offer its annual Victorian Christmas at the Robert Vial House on Sunday, December 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. Docents dressed in costume will be available during the open house. Refreshments will also be served. View photos from past celebrations to preview the festivities.
Start the holiday season off with a local tradition and join the Tree Lighting ceremony at Old Lace Schoolhouse & Museum on Sunday, December 2, at 4 p.m. Before the tree lighting ceremony, visit the museum from from 1 to 3 p.m. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be available at Lace Elementary School, the Eisenhower Junior High School chorus will sing holiday songs, and Santa will be available to listen to your wish list!
Learn the history behind favorite Christmas carols, enjoy refreshments, and a sing-a-long! Start the season off with this fun evening on Tuesday, November 20th, 7:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Park District Recreation Center, 7425 South Wolf Road, Burr Ridge, Illinois. For more about the festivities read Stories Behind Our Most Love Christmas Songs.
View the Hinsdale Animal Cemetery set on Flickr and learn more about this historic pet cemetery. September is National Guide Dog month, read about Karla I, a Seeing Eye dog and her owner Bernice Clifton. Over 3,000 people attended Karla's funeral service at the Hinsdale Animal Cemetery.