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Lincoln Park, Revisited: A Q&A with Author Melanie Ann Apel

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Member & guests–free. This is a virtual event via Zoom. To register, please scroll down. Optional book pre-order available for $22, with free home delivery included for Chicago residents (click here). Books will be delivered on Saturday, April 11!

This program is presented by the Village Men’s Group, but it is open to all women and men of the Village, and their guests. Lincoln Park, Chicago and Lincoln Park, Revisited take neighbors and visitors on a pictorial tour of our neighborhood’s history from its humble beginnings as a German-settled town to its growth as one of the most predominant neighborhoods in Chicago. The author, Lincoln Park native, Melanie Ann Apel will chat with members about how these books came to be, the research process behind them and how creating these books a decade apart were vastly different experiences. Members can pre-order the book(s) for $22 each, with free home delivery included.

About the Author: Melanie Ann Apel lives in the upstairs flat of the house she grew up in right in the heart of Lincoln Park. She has watched the neighborhood evolve from a savory area with rooming houses on every block through the “yuppie” era to the bustling, higher-income neighborhood that now draws families with young children bound for Lincoln Elementary School. Melanie’s boys followed her path (literally) and attended Lincoln Elementary from kindergarten through 8th grade, allowing Melanie to participate in the school as a parent. Her elder son followed Melanie’s path to Lincoln Park High School as well.

Join via Zoom!

In order to participate in the discussion, please download Zoom for your desktop / phone / or tablet in advance. If you have a webcam, you’ll be able to chat and be seen by other participants and the guest speaker, Melanie. For more information on getting started with Zoom, please click here.


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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Chicago, IL United States
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