Category Archives: General Announcements

Glenview Chamber of Commerce Visits!

Glenview Chamber of Commerce members visited Hibbard Library Friday morning, October 20th. Their first session of Leadership Glenview was learning about the highlights of Glenview’s early history which gives an understanding of how Glenview’s past shaped its present. The history center’s Bill Attea spoke and Beverly Dawson did a power point presentation followed by questions and answers!

Glenview Chamber of Commerce Director Betsy Baer speaking to the chamber members Friday morning, October 20!

Annual Meeting Friday, October 27th

Our guest speaker Richard Lanyon is the author of several books and is currently creating a catalog of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District’s archive of 14,000 glass-plate negatives documenting District construction activities over the period 1894 through 1930!

Visit to view his books.

Please plan to join us at the Annual Meeting on October 27 at the Park District Cafe. We’re planning a really interesting program — and the array of raffle prizes this year is awesome.

Make your check payable to GHC and mail it to:

Glenview History Center

1121 Waukegan Road

Glenview, IL 60025

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the event.



Pictures From the September 17th Bear Birthday Bash!

The program had all the right elements to reflect the original dedication—delightful participation by lots of children, participation by adults and even recognition of Glenview’s doughboys. Having many descendants of pioneer families present, along with the Jackman family was truly the “icing on the birthday cake”!

Beverly Dawson with the Jackman family. Thank you to board members Wayne Carle, Mary Lee Attea, Robert Warskow, Beverly Dawson, Don Long and Mary Long for helping out in period costumes!

America Goes to War: World War One Draft Registration Cards

You are invited to attend our September 24th program at 2:00 pm in the Hibbard Library!

Kimberly Schlarman, genealogy specialist at the Glenview Public Library, will discuss the Selective Service Act of 1917. Twenty-four million men registered for the draft. Discover their stories and learn how you can find your WWI ancestors!

This program will last approximately one hour. Afterwards you are welcome to tour our Victorian Farmhouse Museum!

  A $5.oo donation is suggested




Bear Birthday Bash – 100!

Sunday, September 17, 2017 Glenview will be celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the Jackman Bear at the Gazebo in Jackman Park. There will be entertainment, speeches and refreshments. This free celebration will take place from 1:30-2:30 pm. Please bring lawn chairs or a blanket if you wish to sit down! The celebration will be moved to the Community Room in the Glenview Public Library in case of rain.

Please visit the event hosts:

The Village of Glenview

Glenview Public Library

Glenview Chamber of Commerce

Glenview Park District


Did You Know…???

The History Center is looking for descendants of Glenview families who lived in our Village 100 years ago.  We’ve already contacted some folks — but are sure there are so many more of you out there.  We’d love to recognize you at the Bear Birthday Bash 100 on September 17, 2017.

Please let us know about your family connection — and how many of your family will be there.  Please bring you own lawn chairs or other seating.  Call us at 847-724-2235 or email us at