By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
LINCOLN PARK – Despite a year’s delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lincoln Park will celebrate its centennial the evening of Oct. 1 at Lincoln Park High School, 1701 Champaign Road.
The Village of Lincoln Park, which was established in 1921, was formed from a corner of Ecorse Township in 1921, from an area once known as Quandt’s Corners and affectionately known as the “Crossroads of Downriver.”
Jeff Day, curator of the Lincoln Park Historical Museum, said the celebration will have two components: a free movie, followed by a reception and program for which reservations are required.
The movie, Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 silent film classic “The Kid,” features a score created by Chaplin in 1971 for the film’s 50th anniversary. It will be shown at 5 p.m. Oct. 1 in the LPHS auditorium.
Parking will be available in the school’s south lot, with the Champaign Road entrance available for those needing accessibility accommodation.
An evening reception and program at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the LPHS cafeteria is open to all, but requires advanced reservations. Admission is $12, with a $2 discount for Historical Society members. Guests should park and enter off Champaign Road.
To make a reservation, or for more information, contact the Lincoln Park Historical Museum at 313-386-3137 or via e-mail at [email protected]