Meet others in your local area interested in the history of Chicago's northwest side neighborhoods. We will accomplish this through discussion at meetings, public tours and events, and dissemination of historical documents and photos though publications. Additionally, we desire to collaborate with others in the community to continue to maintain and preserve the history of our collective neighborhoods. By linking the past with the present and the future, we will provide awareness and create appreciation for our place in Chicago’s and Illinois’ history.
Please join our friends, The Ravenswood Lake View Historical Association with Dr. Kevin Kaufmann, as they present, History of Baseball in Chicago.
From A. G. Spalding and the Chicago White Stockings to Theo Epstein and the current-day Cubs, Chicago baseball has always played a vital role in the city’s cultural imagination. Chicago baseball from the nineteenth century until now, locating our Midwestern metropolis at the forefront of baseball’s developments, successes, and scandals.
Kevin Kaufmann holds a PhD from Loyola University Chicago and specializes in American cultural history. He currently works at Loyola in the Center for Experiential Learning. He also hosts two podcasts: The History of the United States Podcast and Flowing Backward: A History of Chicago Podcast.