Short Film on Forest Park Amusement Park
Educational programs, documentaries about Forest Park history, and events to showcase local artists all cost money. This year, two local organizations, the Forest Park Arts Alliance and the Historical Society of Forest Park decided to team up for a fundraiser. The idea of the Invasion of the Scarecrows came from the historical society in Chester, NH, who have been doing this as an annual fundraiser for 10 years and are now up to 1000 scarecrows. We hope to make our Invasion of the Scarecrows an annual event and grow the number of displays every year too. Thanks to all Forest Park residents who are participating in this year's event. If you are not one if them and wish you were, don't worry! There's always next year!
Pick up a printed map at the Forest Park Public Library, Ed's Way, or Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore starting Oct 1st
Land Acknowledgment Statement
Forest Park is located on the aboriginal 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 live among us and to sharing the history and contributions of native peoples with the Forest Park community.
Become an Annual Member
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.