RHS Presents Underground Railroad Program 

“Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad in Chicago and Northeastern Illinois,” a program exploring the movement of fugitive slaves known as “freedom seekers” and the network of support that developed as […]

In recognition of Gertrude Blackwelder for Women’s History Month 

By Carol Flynn, Communications; and Linda Lamberty, Historian; Ridge Historical Society  Gertrude Blackwelder made history on Saturday, July 26, 1913, when she cast her ballot in Morgan Park’s special election on building a new high school.   Reported Town Talk, a local paper, […]