Tarzan, Mars, and the Fertile Mind of Edgar Rice Burroughs

  1. From: 1/1/2010
  2. To: 12/31/2010
  3. Where: The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest
Permanent Exhibit

Come learn about the man behind Tarzan.

The Historical Society presents a fascinating exhibit on the life and work of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Much of the exhibit focuses on Burrough's life while living with his family in Oak Park.

The exhibit features dozens of photographic images of the author, his family, his many residences, and of course, Tarzan, Jane, Cheetah, and Boy.  

Also featured: Tarzan toys, puzzles, action figures, lobby cards, and movie stills. 

The Burroughs family lived in several Oak Park residences: 821 S. Scoville (rented from 1910-11), 414 Augusta (owned from 1914-17), 700 N. Linden (owned from 1917-18), and 325 N. Oak Park Ave. (rented from 1918-19). 

The Historical Society placed a plaque at his residence located at 700 N. Linden Ave. in 1999--the last home the Burroughs family owned while living in Oak Park. 

Guided tours of the exhibit are available during regular tour times: 12:30-3:30 pm Thursday-Sunday (March-November) and 12:30-2:30 pm Thursday-Sunday (December-February). 

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