Programs and Membership

HHS meetings will be held at the Homewood Public Library Meeting Room, 17917 Dixie Highway. HHS will continue to comply with all state and local mask requirements in place at the time of the meeting.
Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month, 7:00 p.m. (except June, July, and August).
Meetings are free and open to the public.

2022-2023 PROGRAMS

September 14, 2022

Bretz 100-Year-Old Sears House, Boulderstrewn

Professor Peter Doran will discuss his Homewood Sears house,
formerly owned by geologist and Penrose Medal winner J Harlan Bretz.

October 12, 2022

Author George Godfrey

Godfrey, former research scientist and university administrator, offers an audiovisual presentation on his Potawatomi culture and history.  He is a descendant of Watchekee, after whom Watseka, IL was named.  His books will be available for sale.

November 9, 2022

Monee Creamery, Now Monee Heritage Center

Christina Holston, President of Monee Historical Society, will inform us about the efforts to save this last creamery from demolition and to turn it into a heritage center.

December 14, 2022

Those Were the Days Radio Players (South)

Christmas-themed radio script performed as in days of yore, complete with sound effects.

January 11, 2023

State of Golf in the Chicago Southland

Marcellus Marsh and Eric Crump will show their 20 minute documentary and tell how and why the video was made which chronicles the history of golf in our area.

February 8, 2023

Pullman, the Man, the Company, the Historical Park

Following a brief meeting of the Homewood Historical Society, Ken Schoon, professor emeritus at Indiana University Northwest and author of six books, will revisit the monumental history and the lessons it continues to provide. 

March 8, 2023

South Suburban Stories

Paul Eisenberg, news editor at the Southtown and editor for a weekly column for Tribune Publishing, will talk about South Suburban stories, fun experiences, and his process for finding stories.  He may even be interested in learning what your stories are!

April 12, 2023

Geology as Destiny: Across the Chicago Portage, a Story of Glaciers, Voyageurs, and Carp

David Dolak, Professor at Columbia College in Chicago, will present an audiovisual lecture. He will also perform an original song based on the above topics, using a self-made guitar.

Homewood Village Hall and Auditorium, ca. 1939. Photograph courtesy Homewood Historical Society.

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