Tag Archives: Oak Park

At Home in Hemingway’s World

“At Home in Hemingway’s World,” the 17th International Ernest Hemingway Conference, put on by The Hemingway Society, is underway at Dominican.  It started on July 17th and will run until July 22nd.  Hemingway scholars from all over the world attend conference sessions on campus and visit Hemingway sites in Oak Park.  (The author was born in Oak Park and attended Oak Park and River Forest High School.)

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Hemingway in Oak Park, 1919; https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/04/Ernest_Hemingway_in_uniform_at_Oak_Park,_Illinois,_1919.jpg

See photos of the visit to Hemingway’a boyhood home and of author Tim O’Brien’s keynote address on Dominican’s Facebook page.

Be sure to stop by the library to see our display of works by and about Hemingway, and works by O’Brien.

More information on the conference and the authors are available on our library research guide.

 

1893: End of the Trolley Line

The featured picture above is of the end of the trolley line from Oak Park, Illinois composed by Fredrick Childe Hassam. This canvas painting was completed with an impressionistic style dated back to 1893, of what is currently the end of the CTA Green Line.

Living in today’s society with all the hustle and bustle, there is no question as to why during our commutes from point A to point B we occupy time by listening to music, clearing our minds or making list of things to do. Sometimes, taking a step back and embracing the surroundings or to imagine how bus stops and intersections looked like a decade or even a century ago is not always first on our lists. Thanks to Melody O., Class of 2015, she helped those previewing this painting to take a step back to over a century ago to 1893.  Boy how times have changed!

Image from: http://www.wikiart.org/en/childe-hassam/end-of-the-trolley-line-oak-park-illinois