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Upcoming Events

Click here for our 2017 event and tour schedule!

Tickets now on sale for:

October 29: Calumet River/Indiana Harbor Canal Boat Tour (Sold Out)

November 12: Clearing/Ford City Bus Tour

Free Presentation:

October 21: Chicago's Arcade History Presentation @ Bezazian (Uptown) Branch Library

New history book co-authored by two FC editors:

Images of America: Avondale and Chicago's Polish Village


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