The Park Ridge Historical Society is happy to report that a piece of history from the school that once stood on the grounds of Prospect Park has been restored and installed in front of Wholers Hall, now the administration building of the Park Ridge Park District. To read more click on this link to [...]
Park Ridge has had a strong tradition of scouting that has lasted for over 100 years. In fact, Boy Scout Troop 1 of Park Ridge, Illinois, is the oldest continuously chartered BSA troop in America. The Camp Fire Girls originally built the beautiful fountain in Hodges Park in the 1920’s. Our Memorial Day parades [...]
Now open the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month thru November.
“Spirits of Old Park Ridge” to be held Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Town of Maine Cemetery The Park Ridge Historical Society is pleased to announce the popular “Spirits of Old Park Ridge” tour returns on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. (last tour at 1:30pm) at the Town of Maine Cemetery [...]
We would love to tell you about the history of our Lil' Pirsch Fire Engine and our fund raising project to restore the 1934 Fire Truck. If your club or organization would like someone from the Park Ridge Historical Society to speak to your group, in person or online, please contact us at: email@example.com [...]
Great news for all of us at the Park Ridge Historical Society and for the children and community members of Park Ridge! After 8 long years we have successfully brought the 1934 Lil’ Pirsch Pumper back home to Park Ridge. Long-time residents of Park Ridge may remember first-hand seeing a 1934 Pirsch fire engine [...]