Silent digital video: The Kiddieland Limited departing the station. Kiddieland Amusement Park. Melrose Park Illinois. June 2007. a video by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
On Saturday, August 6th from 11:00 AM until 12:30PM, The Melrose Park Public Library welcomes Eddie K from the popular Chicago based internet site Eddie's Railfan Page http://eddiesrailroad.blogspot.com to the library to host a musical photo slideshow event entitled Kiddieland Memories.
By the time it closed for good in September of 2009, Kiddieland Amusement Park located on the northwest corner of First and North Avenues in Melrose Park Illinois, was the very last amusement park of it's kind left in the greater Chicagoland area.
Before the 1970's were over, the list once included amusement parks like Playland Park in Justice Illinois, Adventureland in Addison Illinois, and Fairyland in Lyons Illinois. Kiddieland was the very last of the small Mom and Pop owned family amusement parks still operating in the greater Chicagoland area.
Eddie K the host and photographer of Eddie's Railfan Page, will be showing a homemade musical photo slideshow with live video snipets and text captions, taken by Himself during the last few years of operation at Kiddieland Amusement Park.
If You were a former Employee of Kiddieland or just someone who enjoyed visiting the place with family or friends, as a Kid or as an Adult...then You won't want to miss this presentation filled with nostalgic memoriies of Kiddieland Amusement Park as it was.
If You have an old home movie of Kiddieland transfered to a DVD Disc, some old photos of the place, or even just a happy memory or two to share with the audience..the "Come On Down!"
The Melrose Park Public Library, is located at 801 Braodway Street in northwest suburban Melrose Park Illinois.
This wil be a fun event, and We hope to see You there!