Ernest Hemingway Museum 200 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL60302 Operated by the Earnest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, the Ernest Hemingway Museum contains his childhood diary,…More letters, early writings, rare pictures and other memorabilia. There are also videos about the author's life and a museum store on site. Admission includes a self-guided tour of the museum and a guided tour of the author's birthplace, offered on the hour, less than two blocks north at 339 N. Oak Park Ave. Advance registrations are required for groups of 10 people or more, for which group rates are available. The foundation holds a Hemingway birthday lecture and celebration every July 21, along with reading and discussion groups throughout the year. A full calendar and more information is available at the foundaton's web site.
The Arts Center of Oak Park 200 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL60302 The Arts Center of Oak Park features a 700-seat auditorium, a Kimball pipe organ, a professional stage, dressing rooms…More and a grand piano. The impressive neoclassical building near the business district is the perfect setting for recitals, concerts, exhibitions, receptions and more. The Arts Center also houses the Ernest Hemingway Museum.
Under The Ginkgo Tree Bed & Breakfast 300 N Kenilworth Ave, Oak Park, IL60302 This Queen Anne Victorian home was built in 1885. It is nestled in the quiet residential neighborhood and is mere a…More five-minute walk to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the Ernest Hemingway birth-house. It is a museum close to shopping and the downtown district. This is truly a place to relax and feel at home while away from home.
The Write Inn 211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL60302 This historical landmark originally opened in 1926 as the Oak Park Manor and was the home of literary figures Ernest…More Hemingway and Vincent Starret. Situated in the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District, this hotel is charming and convenient. No two rooms are alike, and all are decorated with antiques and accessories from the 1920s.
The Carleton of Oak Park Hotel 1110 Pleasant St, Oak Park, IL60302 Founded more than 80 years ago, The Carleton of Oak Park Hotel is a historic landmark. With a charming and sophisticated…More aura, the Carleton offers a plethora of accommodations including 153 Victorian-decorated guest rooms, four meeting rooms to hold weddings, business functions and social events. Some dining options include the newly built Barclay's American Grille and Poor Phil's Bar & Grill. The Carleton is conveniently located near downtown Oak Park, Chicago, and near the homes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway.
The Greek scrawling on Oak Park River Forest High School's century-old seal translates to "Those things that are…More best." And since 1873, the faculty and students at OPRF have sought to achieve the very best in education and athletics.
Students at this large four-year public high school take part in a rich curriculum with more than 200 classes in nine academic areas, including traditonal subjects of study as well as fine arts and the performing arts, technology, business education, family and consumer sciences and special education. Select students may also qualify for honors and advanced placement courses.
The school also offers abundant extra-curricular activities and student clubs, from Gospel choirs to mock trial teams to the astronomy and outdoor adventure clubs. The OPRF Huskies athletic program sponsors nearly 30 sports programs and 80 different team levels.
Notable OPRF alumni include Ernest Hemingway, Ray Kroc, Thomas Lennon, Dan Castellaneta, Percy Lavon Julian, Kathy Griffin, Paul Harvey Jr. and many more.