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Rogers Park West Ridge Historical Society's Fifties Fundraiser at Lang House
Come celebrate the fun filled '50s on Saturday afternoon, April 5th, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Come celebrate the fun filled '50s with the Roger Park West Ridge Historical Society at its annual fundraising event, and see first hand one of Rogers Park's most impressive properties, the historic Lang House B&B (formerly Cat's Cradle) at 7421 North Sheridan. Designed by architect Edgar M. Newman (1863-1940) in the American Foursquare style, the carefully restored Lang House is noted for its impressive entrance, Arts and Craft-styled murals, mosaic decorated walls, hardwood floors and leaded-glass windows. Owners/managers Bruce Boyd and Wayde Cartwright will give guests a personally-guided tour. The event will feature authentic Fifties- style food, cocktails, mocktails, and music as well as a silent auction. Well-known historical interpreter and caterer Ellie Carlson will bring to life a 1950s housewife to demonstrate historic cooking techniques and prepare dishes typical of the period.