Where History and Progress Meet
Our City Our Communities
The City of West Chicago, home of D94 and most of our classmates, is central to the Community story
Internet research for the history of West Chicago takes one to numerous websites delivering similar yet varied stories, pictures and general information. Start with the City of West Chicago website for a look at our home town today.
Move on to the West Chicago City Museum which has over 37,000 items in an extensive collection. Director-Curator Sara Phalen and her staff of volunteers prepare displays that help us recall the city of our youth. The site will take you to sub-pages for Collections, Research, Exhibitions, Programs, Gift Items and "A Sense of Place" a history blog. The Friends of the City Museum website then builds on the foundation set by the city and museum. Here you'll see some duplication of effort but also a site that expands the story of our town and of the City Museum itself.
Look at The Kruse House which is overseen by The West Chicago Historical Society to complete this short tour of locally developed history sites. A four-square home built in 1917 the Kruse House is a treat to visit. Start with the website and make a date to tour.
The Markl Family posted West Chicago "The Friendly City” a converted 1939 16mm film to You Tube. It's linked to by other sites and now here as well. A few other historical tidbits can be found here at Wikipedia and here at the Chicago Tribune.
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