Centennial Housewalk Tickets Now On Sale!

George and Sophia Meier farmhouse (1890) – 1702 W. Myrtle Dr.

Those who have enjoyed celebrating Mount Prospect’s Centennial over the past approximately 18 months won’t want to miss one of its highlights – the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s 30th annual Holiday Housewalk from noon to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3.

The interiors of six private homes, built between the 1880s and 1915 (all pre-incorporation), will be featured on the tour this year. Since they will be spread around the Village and not in one neighborhood, the walk will be held in the afternoon.

The homes featured this year are: 808 E. Central Rd., owned by Steve and Lisa Haynes; 122 N. Emerson St., owned by Tom and Kathy Shultz; 13 S. Maple St., owned by Chris and Liz Jannusch; 218 S. Emerson St., owned by Ed and Mary Verschoor; 222 S. Emerson St., owned by Steve and Kelly Meersman; and 1702 W. Myrtle Dr., owned by Brian and Wendy Lambel.

All of the homes will be exciting to tour in their own ways, whether because of the historic flavor, lovely decorating or the renovation work that has been done, according to Jill Tumberger, Housewalk co-chairperson.

Stationmaster John Pohlman Victorian (circa 1915) – 222 S. Emerson St.

The tour will begin at the Mount Prospect Historical Society campus, 101 S. Maple St., where refreshments will be offered, the house and school museums will be open and artwork of the featured houses displayed. Museum store items will also be sold there. Check-in and Housewalk programs, as well as the “will call” table for tickets ordered through PayPal at www.mtphist.org, will be located in Central School.

Parking will be available along neighborhood streets.

This year’s featured florists are Busse Flowers and Gifts and The Purple Rose of Mount Prospect, Pesche’s Flowers and Lurveys Garden Center of Des Plaines, The Flower Studio of Rolling Meadows and Mariano’s Market of Arlington Heights.

Non-refundable tickets will be sold for $28 each through Dec. 2 at The Huntington Bank, 50 N. Main St.; Mount Prospect State Bank, 299 W. Central Rd.; Busse Flowers and Gifts, 100 E. Northwest Highway; River Trails’ Weiss Center, 1500 E. Euclid Ave.; Lions Park Recreation Center, 411 S. Maple St.; Millie’s Hallmark, 1024 S. Elmhurst Rd. and Dave’s Specialty Foods, 105 W. Prospect Ave., and through Nov. 30 at the Dietrich Friedrichs House museum, 101 S. Maple St.

Albert and Emma Greinke Farmhouse (1915) – 13 S. Maple St.

Last-minute decision-makers may also purchase tickets on the day of the walk, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the museum campus, but the cost will be $30 per person at that time.

“The Housewalk is the Society’s largest fund-raiser of the year,” explains Tumberger. “Its proceeds support the many educational endeavors of the Society and help to pay for upkeep on our museum. We urge the public to support our effort to preserve local history through enjoying the Housewalk and our other activities throughout the year.”

Phone the Society at 847-392-9006 for more information.

This year’s walk is sponsored by Novak and Parker appliances, Busse Automotive and Car Wash, Geiger Insurance Group, Inc. (Allstate) and Mrs. P & Me.

ORDER TICKETS BELOW!


Will call tixs @ schoolhouse


Mount Prospect Historical Society Launches Unique Living History Experience

Schoolmarm Julie Vowinkel goes over the school rules.

Students from area schools are now able to experience a school day straight out of the past.

Thanks to the restoration of the Village’s original one-room 1896 schoolhouse, Central School, the Mount Prospect Historical Society is pleased to announce a new phase in its programming.

Attentive students in one-room schoolhouse.

“After months of planning, we are thrilled to be launching this program,” said Deb Rittle, Schoolhouse Project Coordinator. “We envision this program helping future generations to learn and cherish the history of our community. Not many original one-room schoolhouses still exist in our state, or even in our country for that matter, so Central School will offer a valuable and unique educational experience for students and teachers in our community and beyond.”

Under the direction of a Schoolmarm or Schoolmaster, students will experience what learning was like in a one-room multi-age classroom straight out of the past. The experience includes reading, writing and arithmetic lessons, as they were taught to school-aged children of the past in Mount Prospect. A recess break during which students play back-to-basics games of a by-gone era is even included.

Schoolmaster Dave Gudjonis recites from McGuffey’s First Eclectic Readers.

Set in 1896, the two-hour experience is aligned with Common Core State Standards and is rich in local history. During this interactive field-trip, modern students take on the roles of students from Mount Prospect’s past as they recite the ABCs of Central School, read from McGuffey’s First Eclectic Readers, practice their handwriting on slates and participate in a spelling bee.

The experience is offered as both a morning and an afternoon session Tuesday through Thursday. Teachers or home school coordinators may make reservations for the experience through the Society’s web-site at www.mtphist.org/centralschool or by calling the Society at 847/392-9006.

30th Annual Housewalk Tickets on Sale NOW!

 

William Busse Victorian - 1895

William Busse Victorian – 1895

Tickets go on sale Nov. 1 for the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s 30th annual Holiday Housewalk which will highlight six Centennial-age homes around the Village. The walk will be held from noon to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3.

The interiors of six private homes, built between the 1880s and 1915, will be featured on the tour this year. Since they will be spread around the Village and not in one neighborhood, the walk will be held in the afternoon.

The homes featured this year are: 808 E. Central Rd., owned by Steve and Lisa Haynes; 122 N. Emerson St., owned by Tom and Kathy Schultz; 13 S. Maple St., owned by Chris and Liz Jannusch; 218 S. Emerson St., owned by Ed and Mary Verschoor; 222 S. Emerson St., owned by Steve and Kelly Meersman; and 1702 W. Myrtle Dr., owned by Brian and Wendy Lambel.

John C. Moehling/Emil Grimm Farmhouse – late 1800s

All of the homes will be exciting to tour in their own ways, whether because of the historic flavor, lovely decorating or the renovation work that has been done, according to Jill Tumberger, Housewalk co-chairperson.

The tour will begin at the Mount Prospect Historical Society campus, 101 S. Maple St., where refreshments will be offered, the house and school museums will be open and artwork of the featured houses displayed. Museum store items will also be sold there. Check-in and Housewalk programs, as well as the “will call” table for tickets ordered through PayPal at www.mtphist.org, will be located in Central School.

Parking will be available along neighborhood streets.

Henry and Anna Clausing Queen Anne – 1912

Commentary in the homes will be provided by volunteers from local organizations, businesses, schools and the community. Local florists and homeowners will provide the decorations. This year’s featured florists are Busse Flowers and Gifts, and The Purple Rose of Mount Prospect; Pesche’s Flowers of Des Plaines; The Flower Studio of Rolling Meadows; and Mariano’s Market of Arlington Heights.

Non-refundable tickets will be sold for $28 each through Dec. 2 at The Huntington Bank, 50 N. Main St.; Mount Prospect State Bank, 299 W. Central Rd.; Busse Flowers and Gifts, 100 E. Northwest Hwy.; River Trails’ Weiss Center, 1500 E. Euclid Ave.; Lions Park Recreation Center, 411 S. Maple St.; Millie’s Hallmark, 1024 S. Elmhurst Rd. and Dave’s Specialty Foods, 105 W. Prospect Ave., and through Nov. 30 at the Dietrich Friedrichs House museum, 101 S. Maple St.

Last-minute decision-makers may also purchase tickets on the day of the walk, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the museum campus, but the cost will be $30 per person at that time.

“The Housewalk is the Society’s largest fund-raiser of the year,” explains Tumberger. “Its proceeds support the many educational endeavors of the Society and help to pay for upkeep on our museum. We urge the public to support our effort to preserve local history through enjoying the Housewalk and our other activities throughout the year.”

Phone the Society at 847/392-9006 for more information.

This year’s walk is sponsored by Novak and Parker Home Appliance, Busse Automotive and Car Wash, and Mrs. P & Me.

ORDER TICKETS BELOW!


Will call tixs @ schoolhouse



Holiday Portraits at the Museum Campus

Plan ahead to have a holiday portrait taken this year in the historic 1906 Dietrich Friedrich House museum. You can even consider dressing in 1906-era clothing for an extra touch.

The Mount Prospect Historical Society (MPHS) is partnering with Images by David Kay to give residents the opportunity to have unique holiday portraits taken inside the parlor of the historic family home, located at 101 S. Maple St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22.

Participants will get a 15-minute portrait session, (groups over five people will need to schedule two time slots). Several photos will be taken of you and/or your group during your session with different poses. The photos will then be professionally edited and sent back to you via email, along with a letter that allows you to have prints made wherever you wish.

According to Bill Kruser, co-owner of Images by David Kay, it is best to take these portraits prior to Halloween because it gives people a chance to get their final images done in time to be sent out to friends and family for the holidays.

“We are really excited to offer this unique holiday experience at the museum again this year,” says Lindsay Rice, MPHS executive director, “We are going to decorate the museum early this year for Christmas so that it adds the perfect charm to the portraits.”

Registration for portrait sessions commences on Monday, Sept. 16. The cost per portrait session is $40. You can register and pay with a credit card by calling the Mount Prospect Historical Society at 847/392-9006.

Spaces are limited, so don’t wait!

For more information, phone 847/392-9006 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during office hours.

Auction of Designer, Handmade and Vintage Purses is Back!

Attendees bidding on purses at the auction.

Get yourself ready for the 2017-18 fall and winter seasons or buy your holiday gifts early when the Mount Prospect Historical Society holds its biennial “Power of the Purse” handbag auction on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 12, in the community room of the Mount Prospect Village Hall, 50 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect.

The event will feature a wide variety of new and almost-new designer, vintage, quirky and handmade purses for adults and children and messenger bags, donated by retailers, members and friends of the Society and so far includes brand names like Coach, Fossil, Dooney and Bourke and many more.

Mount Prospect mayor, Arlene Juracek, has once again donated a new purse for inclusion in the bidding.

The evening, which will begin at 7 p.m., will feature a fun mix of wine, desserts, cash and carry purses as well as silent and live auctions. Attendees will be able to pick up some truly unique and entrancing handbags for yourself and others and, at the same time, support the educational and preservation efforts of the one-room 1896 Central School, located at 103 S. Maple St., on the Museum campus. Reservations, which are limited, are requested by Oct. 6 and can be made for $10 each via PayPal below or at the museum.

Contemporary writer/poet Carrie Teresa Maison said it best when she wrote, “A purse not only serves a functional purpose. It is a symbol of a woman’s personality. You can tell a great deal about a lady just by the purse she carries. The impression is just as important as the contents inside.”

For more information, phone 847/392-9006.

The Mount Prospect Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is committed to preserving the history of Mount Prospect, Illinois, through artifacts, photographs and both oral and written memories of current and former residents and businesspeople. On its campus in the heart of the Village, the Society maintains the 1906 Dietrich Friedrichs house museum, carriage house, the ADA-accessible Dolores Haugh Education Center and the 1896 one-room Central School, which was moved to the museum campus in 2008.

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