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Free parking on all meters, and the parking garage will be available the Friday after Thanksgiving, and every Saturday and Sunday through December 20, courtesy of The Village of Oak Park.

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Holidays in the Hemingway Business District

Santa Wishes Mailbox

Friday November 27:

6:00 pm Santa arrives in the Hemingway District at Scoville Square, 137 N. Oak Park Avenue and lights the Christmas Tree.

Saturday December 5:

HOLIDAY WALK: Have your passport card validated by participating businesses to be eligible for a grand prize raffle drawing! See what’s new for the holidays!

Sunday December 13:

Breakfast with Santa at Eyrie Restaurant, 128 N. Oak Park Ave, (708) 763-8380 – Reservations Required

Saturday December 19:

Noon – 1 pm Holiday Magic Puppet Show at Scoville Square, 137 N. Oak Park Avenue
1 pm – 3 pm Visit With Santa at Scoviulle Square, 137 N. Oak Park Avenue

Many Ways to Contribute to the Hemingway Foundation this Holiday Season

Hemingway Foundation Christmas 2015

As the year draws to a close and we give thanks for all the gifts we have received in 2015, many of our thoughts turn to charity. Without the contributions of supporters like you, the Hemingway Foundation would not be able to open Hemingway’s Birthplace to tens of thousands of visitors each year.

If you are looking for away to show your literary love with a gift, purchase a gift admission for two this year!

You may also make a tax-deductible contribution to the Foundation here.

Don’t forget to donate your bag credits at Whole Foods Market River Forest to the Hemingway Foundation this month! The One Dime at a Time program runs until December 31.

And mark your calendars for December 26th for the Hemingway Boxing Day celebration!

Hemingway Foundation Receives $18,000 Grant from MacArthur/Driehaus

Hemingway Foundation

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park has received a two-year, $18,000 grant from the MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

The grant is for general operating expenses, and will be used by the Foundation to continue offering tours and educational programming at the Hemingway Birthplace Home, 339 N. Oak Park Avenue.

Funding will ensure that our mission of promoting the life and work of Ernest Hemingway and emphasizing the value of thoughtful reading and writing will continue.

“We are thrilled to receive this gift,” said Foundation Chairman John W. Berry. “This funding will help us continue to grow our programs and remain a vital part of the Chicago area literary community.”

More information about the MacArthur-Driehaus grants can be found here.