2017-2018 Program Schedule
Meetings are held at the Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, Homewood, Illinois 60430
2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (except June, July, and August)
Meetings are free and open to the public.
September 13. “Oh the Humanity! The Hindenburg Disaster”. Actor Terry Lynch portrays WLS radio reporter Herb Morrison, who explains the historical significance of the dirigible Hindenburg and describes the horrific scene he witnessed. A Homewood resident played a role in this story.
October 11. Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard. Historian Brian Conroy will portray fur trader and Illinois State legislator Hubbard, whose influence in our area and Illinois is noteworthy. Dixie Highway was formerly called ‘Hubbard’s Trail’.
November 8. Historic Flossmoor Home. Karen Dal Santo and her husband Jack Edelbrook will tell us, in an audiovisual presentation, the interesting background story about their home built in 1903 on Sterling Avenue in Flossmoor.
December 13. Homewood - the Early Years. Lifelong resident, Homewood Historical Society board member, and author Jim Wright will present an audiovisual preview of his latest book about Homewood’s earliest days through the 1940’s. Copies of the book, from the Images of America Series, will be available for purchase and signing by Jim.
January 10. Panel of Three Homewood Mayors. In recognition of Homewood’s 125th birthday this year, three Homewood mayors, Richard Hofeld, John Doody, and Andrew Lindstrom, will tell their personal stories.
February 14. Illinois Trivia Quiz. With reference to the State of Illinois’ 200th birthday this year, the program will present an opportunity to see how much you actually know about the Land of Lincoln.
March 14. Homewood Cavalcade. This video recording is a ‘wacky’ musical fantasy of real events in Homewood’s history, created and produced in 1993 by Greg Weiss and Tom Sweeney in celebration of the Village’s centennial. Performers are Homewood residents.
April 11. Hamilton’s Women. Historical interpreter Leslie Goddard returns to portray the women in the life of American patriot Alexander Hamilton.
May 9. Annual Meeting. Annual Reports will be presented, 2018-2019 officers installed, and volunteer of the year named, followed by a social hour and refreshments.