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Addison, Illinois
History, Historic House
Bensenville, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Berwyn, Illinois
Culture, Historical Society
Wheaton, Illinois
History
Bolingbrook, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Bridgeview, Illinois
Library
Wheaton, Illinois
Arboretum, Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Military, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Specialized
Located in Wheaton, Ill., this sprawling, 500-acre park is where families wander through nature, get lost in history, play golf at an award-winning course, attend a big band concert, tag monarch butterflies, make a snow globe, take classes, introduce children to the age-old custom of afternoon tea, attend a wide variety of special programs and events --in short, spend quality time together.
River Grove, Illinois
Art, Science
River Forest, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Brookfield, Illinois
Park
Wheaton, Illinois
Library
Oak Brook, Illinois
Culture, History
MuseumsUSA has been advised that this beautiful collection has unfortunately lost their space this past November and currently are in storage until a new location is found. Please check back often and we will give the new location asap.
Darien, Illinois
Historical Society
Downers Grove, Illinois
History, Historical Society, Library
Downers Grove, Illinois
History
Lombard, Illinois
Wheaton, Illinois
Art, History
Wheaton, Illinois
History, Historic House, Historical Society
The DuPage County Historical Society was founded in 1929 by a group of DuPage County residents with a common interest in the history of the County. Their goal was to preserve and disseminate the County’s history.
Wheaton, 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
Wheaton, Illinois
History, Library, Military, Specialized
The First Division Museum presents the history of the famed 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, "The Big Red One," within the broader context of modern American military history using contemporary, interactive exhibits. The main exhibit hall covers the division's history beginning in World War I up through its fight in the Gulf War.
LaGrange, Illinois
History, Historical Society
River Forest, Illinois
Historical Society
Oak Brook, Illinois
History
Oak Brook, Illinois
History
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Art
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Historical Society, Nature Centers
Oak Brook, Illinois
History, Historic House, Specialized
Graue Mill and Museum, an operating waterwheel grist mill and homestead, is dedicated to maintaining a bridge between past and present generations in the belief that understanding our history is vital to our future.
Oak Park, Illinois
Hinsdale, Illinois
Art
Hinsdale, Illinois
Children's, History, Historic House, Historical Society
The mission of the Hinsdale Historical Society is to collect, preserve and promote the history of Hinsdale, Illinois, and to foster an awareness and appreciation of its history and architecture through education, programs, exhibits and the maintenance of historical resources and properties in the Village.
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!
Lyons, Illinois
History
Chicago, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Stone Park, Illinois
Art, Library
Lisle, Illinois
Anthropology, Archaeology, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Science, University
The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum, located on campus at Benedictine University, exhibits over 3,500 specimens focused on zoology, botany, geology, and environmental stewardship. Intricate dioramas give a sense of adventure and encourages visitors to investigate nature in their own backyards. The museum offers a variety of scavenger hunts and activity pages to guide your visit.
Wheaton, Illinois
History, Historic House
LaGrange, Illinois
Historical Society
Lisle, Illinois
Park
Willow Springs, Illinois
Nature Centers
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
Oak Brook, Illinois
Historic House
Mayslake Peabody Estate is part of Mayslake Forest Preserve. The preserve, once home to Potawatomi Indians, encompasses 88 acres of natural resources. The rolling landscape includes 22 acres of wetlands, lakes, restored prairie, and two small oak savannas–one of the region’s most endangered ecosystems.
Maywood, Illinois
Historical Society
Melrose Park, Illinois
Historical Society
Lisle, Illinois
Arboretum
Lisle, Illinois
Culture, History, Historic House
The Museums at Lisle Station Park provide visitors the opportunity to learn about the heritage and culture of 19th century Northern Illinois. Settled in 1832, the life of this agricultural community soon revolved around the railroad depot and the area became known as Lisle Station.
Oak Park, Illinois
History, Historical Society
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
Lemont, Illinois
History, Library
Palos Park, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Oak Park, Illinois
Park
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.
Wheaton, Illinois
Historic House
Westchester, Illinois
History
River Forest, Illinois
Art
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
Western Springs, Illinois
Historical Society
Westmont, Illinois
Historical Society
Wheaton, Illinois
Westmont, Illinois
History
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Palos Heights, Illinois
Culture, History, Park
Woodridge, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Worth, Illinois
History, Historic House
The Historical Museum is located in Rooms 102 & 104 at the Terrace Center located at 11500 Beloit.  The project was funded by a grant written by past Museum Curator, Christine Brooks. The grant was from the Department of Natural Resources Illinois State Museum's Public Museum Capital Grants Program.