"Step Back into a 1950s Christmas," exhibit
will be on display at the 1950s Park Forest House Museum, at 141 Forest Blvd, open Wednesdays and Saturdays in December from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or by appointment at other times, if possible. The special
admission/donation for December is $3.00 for adults; 12 and under are free. The museum tour is free with the purchase of a Marshall Field's Brick. A selection of gifts is on sale in the museum and its online store at www.parkforesthistory.org. Call Mike Gans, Park Forest Hist. Society President, at 708-305-3308, to arrange a private tour at other than regular open hours. This would be a perfect family or group outing on Christmas Eve, or after the holidays. The exhibit runs through December 31, 2012. The Museum is closed in January, except by appointment.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of 21st Century holiday preparations to spend some quality time getting a good dose of Holiday Nostalgia in this gem of a museum just down the street. Decorations from the 1950s are in every room. The museum features a musical, forest green, aluminum, rotating tree--a Brillliant Noble Fir,
made by the C. Sincere Company in Chicago, decorated with mid-century modern ornaments.
Gurley Candles and Rosbro plastic figurines are also on display.
Bricks from Marshall Field's Park Forest store, prints of Annabelle Gould's painting of the Park Forest Plaza and Holiday Theater and the books, Gregory Randall's America's Original GI Town, Amy Peele's Aunt Mary's Guide to Raising Children the Old-fashioned Way, and Jerry Shnay's Park
Forest Dreams and Challenges are among gift ideas for sale at the museum. Check
the society website at www.parkforesthistory.org for prices, details and updates.
parking is available in front of the museum!