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Edgewater Historical Society Meeting Tomorrow Will Feature Landmark Illinois’ CEO/President

Bonnie McDonald

Edgewater Historical Society (EHS) will hold their annual meeting and program tomorrow which is free and open to the public. They will feature an in-depth discussion with Landmark Illinois’ CEO and President Bonnie McDonald.

The discussion is titled “Developers: Friends or Foes of Preservation?” and proves to be an interesting conversation about a subject that has affected the area considerably. According to EHS, McDonald will weigh in on scores of pending and actual developments affecting the Northside and Edgewater.

McDonald has been the Executive leader of Landmark Illinois since 2012. In that time she has helped the organization grow by opening their first regional office, doubling the staff, initiating a preservation revolving fund and new grant programs, and passed needed policies and state legislation.

With McDonald’s vision to focus on people as the purpose for historic preservation, EHS says she was critical in Edgewater’s efforts to save and presently landmark Trumbull School among other area structures.

The event will be held at the Chicago Waldorf School (5200 N. Ashland) Saturday, March 16. Optional tours of the school, an exhibit of historic photos of Trumbull, and refreshments will begin at 9 a.m. The EHS Annual meeting will commence at 10 a.m.

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