Images of America - Schaumburg 

 

This book is dedicated to Schaumburg
residents past and present who have
embraced the community's potential.

Images of America - Schaumburg, by Betsy Armistead and the Village of Schaumburg is now available to the public.

How to Purchase
Available at the Prairie Center for the Arts box office, the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center, area bookstores, independent retailers, online bookstores, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or 888.313.2665 for $19.99.
 
Book Summary
Schaumburg’s earliest residents were primarily German speaking immigrants and their days consisted of farming, community, and family. In many ways that remains true today, although now Schaumburg is a mecca of commercial activity. Images of America, Schaumburg is a pictorial testament to what life had been like for the past residents of this town, back before the days of malls and expressways.

Schaumburg has a unique perspective on the change of the area, and uses an amazing array of images to portray the transformation of Schaumburg from a humble settlement to a thriving industrial and community center and features:

  • Schaumburg’s nature sanctuary, Spring Valley, as well as the Volkening Heritage Farm
  •  
    St. Peter Lutheran Church, which has been a religious and community center for more than 150 years
  • Bob Atcher, one of the most popular country music singers of the 40s and 50s and frequent performer on the WLS National Barn Dance. Atcher, “Dean of the Cowboys,” went on to become Schaumburg’s second mayor and was extremely influential in shaping the future of the community.
About the Author
Author Betsy Armistead has served as Director of Cultural Services for the Village of Schaumburg since 1985. Her duties include overseeing programming and operations for the Prairie Center for the Arts. She also oversees the development and coordination of such village-sponsored special events as Septemberfest, and the Volunteer of the Year recognition program.
 
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