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This folder contains a curated history of the Ravinia Garden Club between the years of 1927 and 2003. It was compiled and edited by garden club members Marilyn Alaimo, Jeanne Voisin, Peggy Fucik, and Betty Haude. The loose packet included in this folder details the history of the club, going over its humble beginnings, what membership in the club entails, the members’ education, their philanthropic philosophies, the civic and community projects that they have undertaken throughout the years, their contributions to other sites, and flower shows. Additionally, it lists their charter members and those who have served as officers and chairmen since the club’s inception. This packet is assembled in a scrapbook-esque manner, and contains photographs relevant to each historical subsection.


This folder contains black and white photographs that document the Flowering Crab Tree Collection at various stages of its development, as well as one of the commemorative plaque.

90th Anniversary

This folder contains documents, photographs, and logistical information regarding the Ravinia Garden Club’s 90th Anniversary Celebration. In it is an Invitation Pamphlet, a news release, a summary packet that gives an overview of the club’s background, history, and impact on the surrounding communities, a mayoral proclamation honoring the club, a certificate of merit from the National Garden Clubs, Inc., a newspaper article featuring the club’s anniversary, and logistical documents regarding dinner reservations at MLG.


This folder was included in this box, but was empty at the time it was cataloged.


This folder contains a job analysis detailing the role of the treasurer for the RGC, and various treasurer reports between the years of 1939-2006.

Flower shows

-One flower show judging handbook from the NCSGCI published in 1987
-One award binder detailing the Blue Star Memorial Project and the awards given to the club by the Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc. This binder includes pictures and other artifacts taken during the dedication ceremony.


This folder contains within a single carbon copy application for parking usable at Jens Jensen Park on behalf of the Ravinia Garden Club.

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