Visit Valentine’s Day, ’50s style, in Park Forest
February 22, 2013 7:20AM
A room in Park Forest's 1950s House Museum was redecorated to look like a classroom from that era. | File photo
Updated: March 25, 2013 6:05AM
Loved ones may have exchanged flowers and chocolates earlier this month, but visitors still can check out what Valentine’s Day in the 1950s would have been like at the 1950s Park Forest House Museum, 141 Forest Blvd.
Throughout February, the museum will be decorated with vintage valentines and decorations.
The museum’s classroom, which represents the Forest Boulevard School from 1949, is decorated for the classroom’s 1950s Valentine’s Day party, with crepe-paper candy baskets and construction-paper, heart-shaped valentine “mailboxes” on each desk.
Throughout the house, there are red honeycomb puffy hearts and vintage valentines on display.
Park Forest’s museum is an original rental townhome that is furnished as it would have been between 1948 and 1953 if a typical young veteran were living there with his family. The displays include toys, books, clothing and furniture of the era.
The museum is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.parkforesthistory.org or contact Jane Nicoll at (708) 481-4252.