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Exhibit of Photographs at the Harold Washington Library

An exhibition of The Maxwell Street Foundation Collection, a curated collection of photographs from the Maxwell Street Market by prominent photographers, will be on display at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago at 400 S. State Street in Chicago during the month of June. Photographers include: Tom Arndt, Patty Carroll, Ron Gordon, James Iska, Jack Jaffe, … Read More

Exhibit at Saint Ignatius College Prep

Maxwell Street Foundation board and advisory council members pose in front of an exhibit of the 1822 portraits of Dr. Philip Maxwell, the early Chicago physician for whom Maxwell Street was named, and (not visible in photo) his wife Jerusha and mounted architectural fragments from buildings that once comprised the old Maxwell Street neighborhood.  Collaboratively developed … Read More

Do you know this wedding photo?

The Maxwell Street Foundation maintains a collection of items since 1995, some of which were delivered to our hands anonymously having come from former Maxwell Street neighborhood buildings and storefronts.  This wedding photo is an example of that, and it is posted here in the event a visitor to our website may recognize people in … Read More

“Chicago’s Maxwell Street” – Book a book talk!

The Maxwell Street Foundation offers a slide lecture on the book, “Chicago’s Maxwell Street”, that it coauthored in 2002 for Arcadia Publishing, Inc.  Rich images shown from the book chronicle Maxwell Street and its Market from its earliest days in the 19th and 20th centuries through to its transformation in the 21st century.  Its heyday … Read More

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Gallery Talks at Harold Washington Library

An exhibition of The Maxwell Street Foundation Collection, a curated collection of photographs from the Maxwell Street Market by prominent photographers, will be on display at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago at 400 S. State Street in Chicago during the month of June. The opening event will be a Gallery Talk led by Ed Hirschland, … Read More

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Maxwell Street Foundation at the New Maxwell Street Market

From April through October in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the Maxwell Street Foundation will keep a seasonal presence at the New Maxwell Street Market by a history display of photos, books, T-shirts and posters. Shoppers have one-stop shopping at the Market to show their love of Maxwell Street!  The Market is open to the public … Read More

Maxwell Street’s Last Hope

“Maxwell Street’s Last Hope” at Uri­-Eichen Gallery, 2101 S. Halsted, Chicago, June 10- July 1, 2016 Opening Friday, June 10, 2016 from 6­-10 pm with live music: Low-reen & the Maxwell St Market Blues Band, featuring Killer Ray Allison, Rasheed Stewart Muhammad, & Chris Alexander. MAXWELL STREET’S LAST HOPE will explore the meager resources that … Read More

Printers’ Row Book Fair

June 11-12, 2016. Join the Maxwell Street Foundation at the famous annual Printers’ Row Book Fair to buy Maxwell Street history publications, including Chicago’s Maxwell Street by Lori Grove and Laura Kamedulski, Arcadia Publishing, Inc., 2002.

North Lawndale Arts & Culture Festival

August 6, 2016. Join the Maxwell Street Foundation and other arts and culture organizations at Douglas Park Fieldhouse in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood. Many residents of the old Maxwell Street neighborhood moved to Lawndale?for?upward mobility or due to displacement by urban renewal. This is the first annual festival!

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