Mount Prospect Historical Society cancels annual Holiday Housewalk

The Mount Prospect Historical Society board of directors has chosen to cancel its 33rd annual Holiday Housewalk for December 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“We couldn’t imagine homeowners wanting to open their homes to the public under the current conditions, and we also couldn’t foresee many people choosing to tour the homes this year,” said Jean Murphy, Housewalk co-chairman.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

“But it will be back. The Housewalk is the society’s largest fundraiser of the year,” Murphy said. “Its proceeds support the many educational endeavors of the society and help to pay for upkeep on our museum campus.”

“We have decided to miniaturize the annual event and offer the ‘2020 Holiday Housewalk: Dollhouse Edition,’ showcasing some of the dollhouses from the Historical Society collection and community in a virtual exhibit,” said Emily Dattilo, museum director. “Stay tuned for more information.”

Those interested can connect on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mphistory, or visit www.mtphist.org,

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Portland protests: Man facing charges after damage to Oregon Historical Society

Malik Fard Muhamad was charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm, one count of possession of a loaded firearm in public, one count of criminal mischief in the first degree and one count of riot.

CNN has reached out to Muhamad and his family for a statement.

Activists called for people to march Sunday for an “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage,” the day before the federally recognized Columbus Day. Police declared the protest a riot after the group of about 300 people vandalized businesses and toppled statues of Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

Law enforcement identified Muhamad as part of a group of people wearing all black and vandalizing buildings, according to a news release from the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office. Muhamad ran from police as they attempted to arrest him, the release said.

During the arrest, police found a pistol behind barrels he was hiding

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Man facing charges after damage to Oregon Historical Society

An Indiana man has been charged after allegedly using a metal baton to smash out windows at the Oregon Historical Society and Portland State University during protests throughout the city on Sunday.



A woman pulls a quilt from the display case inside the Oregon Historical Society during an Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage protest.


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A woman pulls a quilt from the display case inside the Oregon Historical Society during an Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage protest.

Malik Fard Muhamad was charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm, one count of possession of a loaded firearm in public, one count of criminal mischief in the first degree and one count of riot.

CNN has reached out to Muhamad and his family for a statement.

Activists called for people to march Sunday for an “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage,” the day before the federally recognized Columbus Day. Police declared the protest a riot after the group of about 300 people vandalized businesses and toppled statues of

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Sunday Night Riot, Vandalism of Oregon Historical Society Met With Widespread Condemnation, Criminal Charges

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt this afternoon announced his office is charging two men in connection to a Sunday night riot that damaged the Oregon Historical Society and other buildings and saw a crowd pull down statues of former Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt that have stood for nearly a century.

Schmidt’s office charged Brandon Bartells, 38, residence unknown, with one count of criminal mischief and one count of riot for allegedly driving a vehicle that toppled the Roosevelt statue, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage. (He was not charged in connection with the Lincoln toppling, which the MCDA’s office estimates did $10,000 in damage.)

The office also filed criminal mischief and riot charges against Malik Fard Muhamad, an Indiana resident, whom officials say used a steel bar to smash windows at the Oregon Historical Society and Portland State University. In addition, Muhamad is charged with the unlawful

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Famous quilt celebrating Black history stolen, found and returned to the Oregon Historical Society

A famous quilt made in the 1970s to teach Black history and shown around the country during the 1976 United States Bicentennial celebration was stolen from the lobby of the Oregon Historical Society in Portland Sunday.

Police recovered the priceless quilt a few blocks from the museum, said museum executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. The theft occurred amid violent protests Sunday night in downtown Portland, several prominent statues were toppled and nearly a dozen windows were broken at the society’s pavilion lobby.

Tymchuk said the Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Quilt is in one piece, but it was left out in the rain and some of the fabric colors have run.

The museum’s curatorial staff is drying it out, removing leaves and other debris, and mitigating the damage.

Vandalism to the museum building is estimated to cost about $25,000.

The historic quilt is no longer being displayed, but an online panel discussion scheduled

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After vandals target Oregon Historical Society, director vows, ‘Our mission will be undeterred’

Amid violent protests Sunday night in downtown Portland, several prominent statues were toppled, windows at Portland State University were smashed and police said gunshots were fired into an empty restaurant.

But the vandalism that seemed to gather the most ire from city and state officials occurred at the Oregon Historical Society, a bastion of diverse artifacts and exhibits on the 1200 block of Southwest Park Avenue.

Nearly a dozen windows in the institution’s pavilion were smashed, said Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. Flares were tossed into the lobby, and a priceless quilt was taken. Preliminary estimates to repair the damage were about $25,000, Tymchuk told The Oregonian/OregonLive, though costs could end up higher.

The vandalism occurred during a protest organizers billed as an “Indigenous Day of Rage.” The action was eventually declared a riot, and three people were arrested.

Tymchuk was troubled that the society was targeted, especially given the institution’s

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Brunswick Area Historical Society fundraiser is anything but ‘old school’

BRUNSWICK, Ohio — As the summer harvest began to wane at the Brunswick Farmers Market, some new ideas cropped up to help the nonprofit Brunswick Area Historical Society in its efforts to raise funds for its nearly completed “old school” building.

With large-crowd fundraisers stymied by COVID-19, and even many of the usual summer activities curtailed this year, fundraising was painfully slow.

That’s when a new vendor at the markets this year, Stacey Asvestas, stepped in to see if she could help.

Once she heard that the historical society needed to raise money for the building that will house 200 years of Brunswick school artifacts, she jumped into action.

Actually, she skated into action.

Asvestas roller-skated around Heritage Farm from her vendor’s spot this summer, so she skated to each of the vendors at the market and asked if they would contribute to an auction. Because the market season was

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Weston Historical Society To Host Jack O’Lantern Stroll

Press release from Weston Historical Society:

Oct. 11, 2020

Bring the family to the historic Coley Homestead, 104 Weston Road, on Sunday, October 25, when the Weston Historical Society presents its first-ever “Jack O’Lantern Stroll,” from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Halloween jack o’lanterns will light up the historic Coley Homestead. Stroll the Coley Homestead as you view hand-carved jack o’lanterns and vote for your favorites. Then, take a chance at winning one. Learn about harvest time on a farm in the Coley Barn. Your ticket order includes 10 pumpkin tokens to use to win one of the carved pumpkins! Winners will pick up their pumpkins the following day.

Masks must be worn during the event. “We also ask that you practice social distancing while at the event,” said Samantha Kulish, executive director. “This is to keep you and others safe. Thank you for your cooperation.”

The Weston Historical Society’s

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LaPorte County Historical Society Museum locks up Michigan City jail door | Entertainment



LaPorte County Historical Society Museum locks up Michigan City jail door

LaPorte County Commissioner Richard Mrozinski, Museum Director Keri Teller Jakubowski and LaPorte County Historical Society Board President Bruce Johnson pose with the historic Michigan City jail door that was acquired by the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum.




The LaPorte County Historical Society Museum locked up its latest acquisition: the historic jail door from the Michigan City Superior Courthouse.

The museum, at 2405 Indiana Ave., LaPorte, obtained the door to the jail cell from the 111-year-old courthouse at 300 Washington St. where prisoners were held during their daily trial proceedings. It’s actually two doors: a barred door and a steel door with a peep hole that allowed sound and light to enter the holding cell.

“LaPorte County Commissioner Richard Mrozinski was instrumental in acquiring the door on behalf of the Museum,” the LaPorte County Historical Society said in a press release.

“The jail door was in an area of the

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Schaumburg Twp. Historical Society’s Historic Bus Tour makes virtual stop

The third annual Historic Bus Tour, sponsored by the Schaumburg Township Historical Society, went virtual in September.

“Did You Know?” is a video collection of seven important sites that features architectural and historic treasures in Schaumburg Township.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

View highlights of the Schweikher House and Studio, Sunderlage House, Merkle Cabin, Volkening Heritage Farm, Old St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Schaumburg Center Schoolhouse, and Heritage Park.

This entertaining and educational tour includes a midcentury modern home, similar to Frank Lloyd Wright-style, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, plus a two-story historic home, schoolhouse, log cabin, an authentic farmhouse kitchen and more. Discover a new park that celebrates the past.

Go to www.schaumburgtownship.org to start the virtual tour.

For information about the Schaumburg Township Historical Society, and to find an additional Schaumburg Township Illinois Bicentennial self-guided tour and map, visit www.s-t-h-s.org.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

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