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Based on the CAC’s popular "Get to Know Your House" series, this program provides attendees with tips for researching their historic homes, using Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood as a case study.

Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

This program will be hosted on Zoom. Approximately 3 hours before the start of the program, you will receive a link directly from Zoom with details about how to access and view it.

If you do not receive your link 2 hours prior to the start of the event, please contact Please note, if you do not contact us at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

Join us for an engaging conversation full of interesting tips for discovering the history of your home, led by two women who are passionate about the topic: Rogers Park homeowner and CAC staffer Nicole Kowrach and longtime North Side resident and Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society board member Dona Vitale. This is a one-time, special edition of the CAC's popular class series "Get to Know Your House," which was initially offered and sold out in March 2020.


Nicole KowrachNicole Kowrach joined the CAC in July 2019 as Vice President of Education and Audience Engagement. She is responsible for providing vision, strategy and leadership for the CAC’s learning initiatives serving schools, children and families, and teens. Nicole holds a B.S. in Anthropology with a certificate in Museum Studies from Michigan State University, and an M.S. in Anthropology with a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.


Dona VitaleShortly after retiring from a career as a marketing research and strategy consultant, Dona Vitale began applying her research skills to projects for the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society. She lived in the neighborhood for 35 years before moving to nearby Edgewater. A member of the organization’s Board of Directors since 2014, she serves as Outreach Chair and leads a volunteer team of researchers who work on the Society’s Property History Quest projects.

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