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. Representing an original townhome, one of 3010 built by American Community Builders between October 1947 and October 1949, rooms are furnished as they might have been from 1948-1953. Park Forest was the first fully-planned, post-World War II suburb, called "America's Original GI Town," studied around the world.
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.
Children's, History, Historic House, Library, Specialized
The Applebee House: Built by Gilbert A. Applebee in 1889 on the site of an earlier home then burned in 1888. The elaborate porch and conservatory were restored in 1988. The first floor has been restored as a complete turn-of-the-century living quarters museum.
Historical Society, Library
Bloomingdale is one of the earliest villages settled in what is now DuPage County. The Meacham family settled here in 1833, and by the end of the following year, 12-15 families had settled in the locality. The community was served by the Chicago-Galena Highway, modern day Lake Street. It became an important stop for stage coaches and westward travelers. Originally a Cook County settlement, it was annexed by DuPage in 1839, and incorporated as a village later that year.
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.
Cemetery, Church, Culture, History, Historical Society, Library
We are here to help you gather and preserve historical and genealogical information for you and your family.
Mount Vernon, Illinois