Historical Preservation's Second Annual Poster Contest

Third Grade students invited to participate in poster contest celebrating Preservation Month

The City of Park Ridge Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is pleased to announce its second annual poster contest focusing on local landmarks. With this contest, the HPC hopes to increase awareness of the importance of historic preservation among the community's youth. The contest is open to all third-grade students who live in Park Ridge or attend Park Ridge schools. Complete contest rules are posted in Children’s Services at the Park Ridge Public Library, and will be posted at the City’s website (www.parkridge.us). Rules and entry forms have also been distributed to all elementary schools in Park Ridge. Posters should depict a building or structure in Park Ridge that is important to the student. Entries are due by April 30th; drop off location available at the City Hall, 2nd Floor. Winning entries, which will be announced in June, will be displayed in prominent locations in Park Ridge throughout the month. Winners and their families will be invited to attend an awards ceremony at the City Council’s meeting on Monday, May 21st, at City Hall. Details will be forthcoming.

About the Historic Preservation Commission


The Park Ridge Historic Preservation Commission is composed of nine residents, appointed by the mayor, with the advice and consent of City Council, with various backgrounds. The Commission is responsible for many things, including identifying sites having historic significance; recommending the designation of landmarks, recommending the designation of historic districts; reviewing proposed alterations to landmarks and structures within historic districts; and educating the public about historic preservation.  The public is welcome to attend our meetings which are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm at City Hall, in the Council Chambers on the 1st floor.


For more details and for entry forms, go to www.parkridge.us. If you have any questions please contact Jon Branham, City of Park Ridge Planner, 847-318-5291, or jbranham@parkridge.us

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