John Hughes memories sought for 2017 Hughes exhibit

The late John Hughes

Famous Chicago director, the late John Hughes, will be honored by the Northbook Historical Society at a June 22, 2017 exhibit of Hughes memorabilia and artifacts.

The exhibit will be conjunction with the Shermer Club’s “A John Hughes Film Festival.” Six of Hughes’ most popular and enduring films will screen June 22-25 at the John & Nancy Hughes Theatre in Lake Forest, along with a tour of Hughes suburban locations.

Northbrook Historical Club president Judy Hughes (no relation) says they are specifically seeking people’s personal memories — quotes, stories of filming in their neighborhood, appearing in or working on a Hughes film — along with posters, photos, films, etc.

The Club’s exhibit also will include an interactive map showing Hughes’ filming sites then and now, Hughes says

John Hughes was a longtime resident of Northbrook and shot many of his films there, referring to his hometown in films as Shermer,” a reference to Northbrook once being known as Shermerville.

Last May’s “Ferris Fest,” celebrating the 30th anniversary ofFerris Bueller’s Day Off,” released on June 11, 1986 “drew people from all over the world and we expect the same widespread interest in next year’s Hughes events,” notes Judy Hughes.

People with Hughes memories, memorabilia and artifacts are invited to contact the Northbook Historical Society at 84/498-3404 or