Registration is now open for our Upcoming Tours:
March 20 (Friday) - Chicago & North Western Historical Society Archives Tour
Tour Guide - Craig Pfannkuche
Location – C&NWHS Archives, Clarence Ave and Stanley Ave, Berwyn, at 9:30am. Free for members. Registration required.
The tour of the C&NWHS archives includes viewing the types of maps available for research, seeing photo files including many communities in the upper Midwest, viewing community railroad related maps, obituary filled company magazines, many different types of correspondence concerning the development of Chicago, old Chicago deeds, and a new personnel file among other things.
CGS will be given a special tour of the archives. Online registration on the CGS website will be required, under events https://chicagogenealogy.org/event-3727259 . Registration opens February 1, 2020. Free for CGS members. Group size is limited to 10, waitlist option is available. If we have a big waitlist, we will schedule an additional tour for another day. Note - the Archives is in a warehouse so dress based on the weather outside.
Car – Park on the streets around the Archives.
Train – Metra BNSF line, from Chicago Union Station to Berwyn stop arrives 9:09am. Return train inbound back to Union Station leaves Berwyn 11:21am. The Archives is on the north side of the tracks and three blocks east of Oak Park Ave.
May 2 - Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Location - Pritzker Military Museum & Library, 104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor, Chicago, at 10:15am. Free for members. Fee for non-members. Registration required.
The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is a center where citizens and service members come together to learn about military history and affairs. The Museum & Library features an extensive collection of books, programs, artifacts, and rotating exhibits which cover many eras and branches of the military. The tour will focus on military history and research. More information at http://www.pritzkermilitary.org/
CGS will be given a special in-depth 90-minute tour of the museum and library. Online registration on the CGS website will be required, under events https://chicagogenealogy.org/event-3561749. Registration opens February 1, 2020. Free for CGS members and $11.00 for non-members. Registration closes 4/27/20 and no refunds after 4/27/20. Group size is limited, waitlist option is available.
We will meet at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, 104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor, Chicago, at 10:15am.