Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Specialized
There are only a very few blacksmith shop museums in the entire country, and most have been devised and placed inside museum buildings or within reconstructed pioneer or Colonial villages. The Rasmussen Blacksmith Shop Museum in Lewistown is a notable exception to this trend. It is located right on Main Street.
Culture, History, Historical Society
The Riverside Historical Museum is located in the East Well House next to the historic Water Tower designed by William Le Barron Jenney. A new exhibit space in the East Well House has recently been completed. New permanent displays are currently being developed.
The Museum is managed and operated by the seven-member volunteer Riverside Historical Commission.
Culture, History, Historical Society, Park
The Rogers Park and West Ridge community areas of the City of Chicago are among the most diverse in the country by any yardstick. The history is wide and extremely varied. We are the curators of this history for present and future generations.