In the Studio Exhibit

Friday, July 18 – Saturday, August 9

McCord is proud to display the work of the artists who have studied at McCord throughout the year. Our very talented students have begun to participate in art fairs and national exhibits, and in the fall one class will have a traveling exhibit featuring the Openlands of Orland Park. Please visit and celebrate the creativity that has taken place this year at our welcoming home for the arts.

‘Images of America’ Palos Park

To celebrate the centennial anniversary of Palos Park in 2014, the Village of Palos Park and the Palos Park Public Library have partnered to publish a book with Arcadia Publishing highlighting the fascinating history of Palos Park. The book, written by Palos Park librarian Jeannine Kacmar, features photographs and stories donated from private collections of local residents, businesses, and organizations.

The book is available for purchase for $21.99 at McCord, the Village Hall, and the Palos Park Library. For more information call the library (708-448-1530) or the Village Hall (708-671-3700).

“So I Bought an Air Force”

What sort of man comes to mind when you think of an adventurer? Chances are it is not your suburban neighbor.  But Will Martin of Palos Park breaks the stereotype in his recently published book “So I Bought An Air Force “, the wild but true story of the amazing business deal he made with General Somoza, dictator of Nicaragua, in which Martin purchased all of their piston planes, primarily P-51 Mustangs.  At the same time, in a separate deal, he located and delivered aircraft that the Nicaraguans wanted.  The adventure takes place between 1962 and 1965 during which Martin survives attempted murder by a CIA operative, crash lands three Mustangs after mysterious engine failure, makes Nicaraguan headlines as a “famous Chicago gangster” and is arrested in Mexico with his wife as a suspect in JFK’s assassination.  The book is filled with history, danger, and humor too.

Autographed copies of the book are available at McCord.