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25 Years Of Rogers Park Photos To Be Featured In New Photo Exhibit Monday

Many of the photos were taken near Heartland Café and Pub 626 will host photographer Erik Oefelein for a meet and greet.

Oefelein will debut his entire collection at the new exhibit Monday in Rogers Park.
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ROGERS PARK — For Rogers Park residents feeling nostalgic, a new photo exhibit of historic neighborhood photos debuts Monday.

Pub 626, 1406 W. Morse Ave., is hosting photographer Erik Oefelein from 1-4 p.m. Monday. Attendees will have a chance to meet Oefelein and to discuss his work.

Credit: Erik Oefelein
A ballerina near a Rogers Park dumpster in the mid 1990’s.

Oefelein is a longtime Rogers Park resident who spent plenty of time at the now-demolished Heartland Café.

His exhibit will primarily feature photos from the ’80s and ’90s. It’s meant to capture the cultural landscape of Rogers Park over the years.

For those who cannot attend the meet and greet, the exhibit will run through the end of October in Pub 626’s Teal Room.

Credit: Erik Oefelein
The exterior of The Heartland Cafe, taken in the mid 1990’s.

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