Doug Deuchler has just written a new book. Many of us know
Doug Deuchler's New Book Available Now
review by Ed Vincent
Doug from his wonderful work reviewing local plays and
even movies. He has led discussion groups on films and even given
tours of some of the more notable local cemeteries (for Oak Park and River
Forest Historical Society). We have even watched Doug Deuchler go
through comedy classes and come out ready for the Jay Leno Show..some day.
Doug Deuchler has been a tremendous asset to Oak Park
to the our very own Historical Society, his book is a
labor of love
and a fine job to boot. The book of Oak Park in Vintage
is a trip down memory lane for many of us, even if we
remember as far back as some of the cards. The
postcards of yesteryear are given meaning and history by the fine writing
of Doug Deuchler. The book itself is printed in a sepia
tone and looks like a treasured antique from a bygone era.
The postcards show us a frozen moment in Oak Park's past and that past
is clearly described by the work of Doug and with the help of many on the
membership roles of the Historical Society. This would make a fine
gift for anyone who has either lived in Oak Park, is moving to Oak Park,
or enjoys local history. Please come and
visit Doug at one of his many signings.
Coming this September 10th at the Historical Society of
Oak Park & River Forest at 7:30 p.m., located at 217 Home Ave.
in Oak Park- "Pleasant Home".
Book signing party on Sept. 10 for Doug Deuchler's new
postcard book Oak Park in Vintage Postcards, a new book
Deuchler published by Arcadia Publishing in conjunction
the Historical Society, has just returned from the printer
is now available for $19.99 plus tax through the Historical
Doug, who has long been one of the Society's biggest supporters,
will deliver some informal remarks about postcards and
his work to produce this new book. Members who show their membership card
that night will receive $2.00 off the book, representing the 10 percent
discount in our Gift Shop for current members.
While Oak Park in Vintage Postcards also will be sold
at local stores, the Historical Society will benefit more if you purchase
it from us! Through Doug's generosity, all royalties also will benefit
the Historical Society. When we mentioned that the book was in
the works in our April newsletter, several of you stepped
forward with postcards, some of which were incorporated into the book.
The 128-page book features 200 postcard images, many from
the Historical Society's collection and from Society board member Joe May.
Among the other planned book signings will be a Sept. 27 session at Barbara's
Bookstore and a November signing at the new main Oak Park Public Library.