Hometown Legends of Oak Park and River Forest
 

Now and since their earliest days, Oak Park and River Forest have been the home of an amazing group of citizens who have made large contributions to society.


Ernest
Hemingway

 
Carol
Shields

 
Paul & 
Lynne Harvey

 
Percy
Julian

 
James
Dewar


Doris
Humphrey

From architects, artists and writers, to entrepreneurs, scientists and social activists, their individual stories of innovation, creativity and perserverance are remarkable and inspiring.  

Explore this legacy yourself by clicking on the tabs and learning about a few of these people.