Park Forest, Illinois
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The 1950s Park Forest House Museum commemorates the pioneers of Park Forest--the residents who moved here during the first five years. In an original rental townhome,one of 3010 built by American Community Builders between October 1947 and October 1949, it is furnished as it might have been from 1948-1953. Park Forest was the first fully-planned, post-World War II suburb, and America's Original GI Town,studied around the world. Now with convenient parking in front of the building.
Culture, General, History, Historical Society, Library
The A.A.C.G.S provides the Central Illinois community with a solid local research base and networks with other societies' local, state, and national resources. As we have begun our research, already we have located many slave names and owners during the period of 1619 - 1860. African-Americans have helped to build and have remained unacknowledged for far too long. We have the great task of researching and recognizing those African-Americans who helped to make America the great country it is.
History, Historical Society, Library
Alton Area Historical Society is now closed. It has merged with the Alton Museum of History & Art, Inc. The Society no longer exists.
Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military, University
Through the exhibits, we share with you our past and present so that you too may discover the people, places and events that influenced our ancestors and continue to shape our destiny.
Anthropology, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
Church, Culture, General, History, Library, Specialized
Gift shop available in the museum; ballrooms, conference rooms, meeting rooms, picnic spaces, and catering available upon request.
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Culture, History, Library
Rock Island, Illinois
Culture, History, Historical Society, Library
The Augustana Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization of professional scholars, amateur historians, and above all friends of Augustana College. We’re bound together by our desire to preserve and tell Augustana’s story and stories.
Cemetery, Children's, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Village of Barrington promoted itself with a great deal of pride as early as 1872, when a handbill described lots for sale from one to five hundred dollars, on clean streets, fringed with beautiful maples. The Village retains to this day many tranquil, residential streets, rich with a mixture of architectural styles typical to collar county communities, along the railways of northeastern Illinois.
Historical Society, Library
Blue Island, Illinois
Historical Society, Library
Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Bronzeville Historical Society has presented African American heritage exhibits and presentations to all ages since 1999.
Mount Vernon, 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.