Guest Speakers

Join us at Cedar Lake Fraternal Order of Eagles 2529 on Lakeshore Drive at 2pm. Admission is free for museum members and FOE members courtesy of FOE Ladies Auxiliary. Guests are $5 per person. Registration is required. Note: museum members you must be logged in to receive your discount. FOE members must call 219.390.9423 to register.

Exploring Chicago History

November 5, 2023 | Meg Demakas presents “If Houses Could Talk: The 1933 World’s Fair-y Tales” – Learn about the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair “Rainbow City,” and how the Century of Progress homes came to rest in Beverly Shores, Indiana, by boat, truck, and horse. > View Recording

January 14, 2024 | Jenny Warner presents “The Great Chicago Fire” – Discover the 3 W’s of The 1871 Great Chicago Fire: When, What, and Why. Explore how the fire started, how it changed the city of Chicago forever, and how it made the city what it is today. (Recording no longer available)

March 3, 2024 | Terry Lynch portrays Daniel Burnham while presenting “Burnham’s Chicago” – See Chicago and its history through the eyes through the eyes of the finest tour guide in the state. Daniel Burnham, architect of the 1909 Chicago Plan, leads you through the history of the “Windy City” and its transformation from the “Wild Onion” to the “City of Big Shoulders.” > View Recording


Members – in order to complete your free registration, please login to the membership portal and use the Upcoming Events tab to finalize your registration. Please call us with any questions at 219-390-9423.

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