Don’t Call It A Re-Enactment — On May 12 Maywood Was A Stage For Living History

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 || By Elizabeth Abunaw || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Living historians dramatize Civil War history on the corner of First and Lake in Maywood on May 12. | Courtesy Laura Rogers 

Replica flags? Check. Period pieces like guns dating to the mid-19th Century? Check. Actors dressed in historical clothing? Check. Abraham Lincoln? Check.

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Thanksgiving in Maywood, Before It Was ‘Official,’ Was About Cultivation

Thursday, November 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A drawing of a Potawatomi Indian with a French fur trader found in Doug Deuchler’s book, Maywood

It may be hard to imagine nowadays, but Thanksgiving didn’t always mean taking off of work or school; watching games on TV; the one day where the smell of chitterlings, and third and fourth plates of food, are all forgiven; heated arguments about politics that are covers for long-subdued family frictions; (maybe) taking in a church service; and the day before Black Friday.

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In Maywood, a Juneteenth Celebration Prompts an Abiding Question: Are Blacks Really Free?

Community members during a panel discussion last Saturday about the significance of Juneteenth and its current resonance. | Michael Romain/VFP Thursday, June 22, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews When Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued on June 19, 1865 General Order No. 3, announcing that “in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free,” President Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading In Maywood, a Juneteenth Celebration Prompts an Abiding Question: Are Blacks Really Free?