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Addison, Illinois
History, Historic House
Evanston, Illinois
Art
Bensenville, Illinois
Bensenville, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Berwyn, Illinois
Culture, Historical Society
Wood Dale, Illinois
Nature Centers
Chicago, Illinois
Art
River Grove, Illinois
Art, Science
River Forest, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Brookfield, Illinois
Park
Des Plaines, Illinois
History
Des Plaines, Illinois
History, Historical Society
The Des Plaines Historical Society was founded in 1967 with the purpose of collecting and preserving material related to the history of the Des Plaines community and bringing together people interested in history, especially the history of Des Plaines.
Lombard, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
History, Historical Society

We are a local historical society founded originally to coincide with the Old Edgebrook Landmark District, City of Chicago. We have expanded our horizons to include Sauganash for Forest Glen, neighboring communities here on the northwest side of Chicago. We are centered in the Caldwell's Reserve of Billy Caldwell's grant from the US government of 1828.

Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Elmhurst, Illinois
Art
The Elmhurst Art Museum is the cultural center of DuPage County, Illinois. Specializing in late 20th Century American Art. Its award winning building was designed around one of only three Mies van der Rohe homes built in the United States.
Elmhurst, Illinois
History
Oak Park, Illinois
Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Specialized
Evanston, Illinois
Art, Children's
Evanston, Illinois
Historic House, Historical Society
The Evanston History Center is private, non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1898 to preserve and share Evanston history. The EHC collects, preserves and tells the story of Evanston's past through tours of the Charles Gates Dawes House, interactive and engaging museum exhibits, a comprehensive research room and research collections, and wide-ranging educational programs.
LaGrange, Illinois
History, Historical Society
River Forest, Illinois
Historical Society
Evanston, Illinois
History
Oak Brook, Illinois
History
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Art
Chicago, Illinois
Botanical Garden, Children's, Park
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Historical Society, Nature Centers
Glenview, Illinois
Historical Society, Library
Glenview, Illinois
History
Evanston, Illinois
Art, History
Glenview, Illinois
History
Glenview, Illinois
Library
Glenview, Illinois
Specialized
This person passed in 2011 and the collection was auctioned off.
Oak Park, Illinois
Hinsdale, Illinois
Art
Oak Park, Illinois
Botanical Garden, Park
Oak Park, Illinois
Art, History, Park
Oak Park, Illinois
History
Cicero, Illinois
History, Historical Society
The Historical Society of Cicero is currently not active. Much of the archives and historical documents are now at the Cicero Public Library. Please contact them for additional information or research inquries.
Forest Park, Illinois
Culture, History, Historical Society
The Historical Society is located in St. Peter's Lutheran Church at 500 Hannah Ave. in Forest Park, IL. Please contact the Historical Society for more information on researching the past or for special events info. You can also visit us on Facebook!
Chicago, Illinois
Culture
Chicago, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Stone Park, Illinois
Art, Library
Itasca, Illinois
Itasca, Illinois
History
Kenilworth, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Des Plaines, Illinois
Art, Culture, University
The Koehnline Museum of Art is committed to establishing and encouraging an adventuresome environment for art. Its programs and exhibits are designed for students, College employees, and members of the greater community, and so serve an educational purpose as well as exploring and illuminating current directions in regional, national, and international art.
Glenview, Illinois
Children's
Chicago, Illinois
Art
Elmhurst, Illinois
Specialized
The Museum houses a large collection of Chinese jade and other hard stone carvings from around the world, exhibits include animal dioramas, gemstones, mineral specimens, earth science phenomena, and lapidary materials.
Lombard, Illinois
History, Historical Society, Library
The Victorian Cottage Museum (formerly known as the Lombard Historical Museum) is an 1882 historic house museum that provides information and examples of a middle-class Victorian household as part of the history of Lombard.
Lombard, Illinois
History
Evanston, Illinois
Art, History
Maywood, Illinois
Historical Society
Melrose Park, Illinois
Historical Society
Evanston, Illinois
Specialized
Morton Grove, Illinois
History
Morton Grove, Illinois
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
The Morton Grove Historical Museum was built in 1888 by Nicholas Haupt as a home for his wife and eight children. His wife, Magdalena, died before the house was complete, leaving behind her husband and eight children. After Nicholas also died two years later, the Haupt children remained together in the house until the youngest was of age.
Morton Grove, Illinois
Park
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Children's, History, Historical Society
Chicago, Illinois
Art, Culture, General, History
Please go to the museum website for detailed information.
Oak Park, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Niles, Illinois
Art, Children's, Historical Society
Winnetka, Illinois
History
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Library
Chicago, Illinois
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
Oak Brook, Illinois
Historical Society
We are currently in the process of restoring the interior of the historic Old Butler School which serves as the Oak Brook Heritage Center. The Heritage Center is operated by the Historical Society and, upon completion, will serve as an educational resource for the display and study of the heritage and history of Oak Brook for residents, school children and visitors alike.
Oak Park, Illinois
Park
Park Ridge, Illinois
Park
Park Ridge, Illinois
Historical Society
Oak Park, Illinois
Park
Chicago, Illinois
History
River Grove, Illinois
History
Riverside, Illinois
Culture, History, Historical Society
The Riverside Historical Museum is located in the East Well House next to the historic Water Tower designed by William Le Barron Jenney. A new exhibit space in the East Well House has recently been completed. New permanent displays are currently being developed.

The Museum is managed and operated by the seven-member volunteer Riverside Historical Commission.
Roselle, Illinois
History
Westchester, Illinois
History
Schiller Park, Illinois
History, Park
River Forest, Illinois
Art
Skokie, Illinois
History
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
History
Stone Park, Illinois
History, Park
Elmhurst, Illinois
Historical Society
River Forest, Illinois
Historic House, Natural History, Nature Centers
Nestled in one of Cook County’s richest savannahs, Trailside Museum boasts its historic presence at the Southwest corner of Thatcher and Chicago Avenues in River Forest. Built in 1874, by Abraham J. Hoffman, it was first utilized as a high class finishing school for young ladies. In 1881, it was converted to an institution for young men from broken homes.
Villa Park, Illinois
History, Park
Franklin Park, Illinois
History, Park
Westchester, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Wilmette, Illinois
Children's, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Our website is a good place to begin finding out more about both the Museum and this area's past. You can learn more about our programs, collections and exhibits. Here, too, you can find out about how to research local homes, families, and history.
Winnetka, Illinois
History
Wood Dale, Illinois
History, Historical Society