Nineteenth Century Charitable Association
The Nineteenth Century is in its 125th year with a mission is to strengthen the community through learning, giving and sharing our landmark building. Our landmark building at 178 Forest Avenue in Oak Park has enriched and impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands in the Oak Park and River Forest community. We provide scholarships to OPRF high school students, space-share with local not-for-profits, and provide 30+ humanities programs per year that are open to the public. The Nineteenth Century values diversity of our members with regards to gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, and ability. Anyone who wants to support the work of The Nineteenth Century is encouraged to join, regardless of income.