[Photo provided by Berwyn Historical Society]
[This Berwyn postcard, possibly from the 1950s, shows various scenes from town including the post office (from left), City Hall, Morton West High School, MacNeal Hospital, Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church and St. Mary of Celle Catholic Church.]
Lisa Wahnefried, secretary of the board of the Berwyn Historical Society, said all of the 70 items on display were carefully chosen by the board.
“There was a lot of debate to find the best pieces. We carefully looked through our collection to find things that represent ‘home’ and the different aspects of home life, as well as the greater Berwyn community,” she said.
Wahnefried said the theme of the exhibit was selected because it also celebrates the historical society’s new home at the Grove Avenue location.
“We finally got a point where we could open. We’ve had it a while, but it needed a lot of rehab,” she said. “We always encourage people to connect with the past. Our history goes deeper than people may think, and it’s amazing that just seeing objects from our community’s past will bring them back to their own history.”