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History Walk at Evans Field Forest

  • Evans Field Bloomingdale Ave. and Thatcher Ave. River Forest, Illinois USA (map)

Once the home of the eponymous Wallace Evans Game Farm, history here is shared by Native Americans, early settlers, a 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps camp, and now generations of hikers, bicyclists and fans of nature. We’ll walk past a marsh and through woods along the Des Plaines River that are home to diverse flora and fauna. Along the way we might meet Wallace Evans and his father Samuel, Ernest Hemingway, and the mostly anonymous CCC workers.

Tickets are $10 each. Click here to purchase tickets. For questions, call 708-848-6755.

Co-hosted by the Forest Preserve’s Trailside Museum and led by retired naturalist John Elliott. Evans Field Forest Preserve is east of Thatcher Ave. at the intersection with Bloomingdale. Meet at the east end of the parking lot at 10 a.m. on August 3.

Earlier Event: August 3
Green Built Home Tour, Day 1
Later Event: August 4
Green Built Home Tour, Day 2