Short Films on Forest Park
Land Acknowledgment Statement
Forest Park is located on the indigenous homelands of several tribal nations: the Kickapoo, Peoria, Kaskaskia, Potawatomi, Myaamia, and Ochethi Sakowin. We acknowledge the painful forced removal of these people from their ancestral lands by European settlers. We commit to building relationships with descendants of these tribal nations who still call this area home and to sharing the history and contributions of native peoples with the Forest Park community.
The Day Will Come, Honoring Our Working Class Heroes was first published in 1994, a second edition expanded on the booklet and was published in 2011. Over ten years later the Historical Society of Forest Park and Illinois Labor History want to update the booklet for a third edition. We are reaching out to the public to submit those laid to rest along side the Haymarket Martyrs in Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois.
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The Historical Society of Forest Park (HSFP) was founded in 1975 and was led by Dr. Frank Orland for more than 25 years. Currently, we are a volunteer board led by an Executive Director. We believe in bringing Forest Park’s history to the community through different engaging events, our display case at Village Hall, and online exhibits on our website. Become a member.