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Edgewater History Museum

This is an archived listing.


5358 N. Ashland Ave.






The Edgewater Historical Society was founded in 1988 to involve the community in the preservation of Edgewater history and promote the preservation of Edgewater landmarks. The Museum opened in 2002 in a 1926 firehouse building on the site of Edgewater's first firehouse. Permanent museum installations include a display of Edgewater Beach Hotel artifacts; information about the three National Register Historic Districts in Edgewater; and the story of the Kransz family, who lived in the area before developer John Lewis Cochran named it Edgewater in 1886. Current exhibits include the _Chicago 7 Conspiracy Tria_l, and the Impact of Lake Michigan's Volatile Rise.

Archived In

2018 , 2019 , 2021