Street Address
101 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Mailing Address
108 W. Lake Street
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Hours
Monday - Thursday9 AM - 9 PM
Friday9 AM - 7 PM
Saturday9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday1 PM - 5 PM
Meetings are held at the Bloomingdale Public Library on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. except on holiday weekends.
Admissions
Library local history room (free)
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Bonnie Homola, President
phone: 630-582-8101
Leslie Drewitz, Library Local History Room/Genealogist
phone: 630-924-2765

Description

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. The northern part of the village wanted to develop commercially while the southern part wished to remain a farming community. In 1922, the village split to accommodate this—the northern portion of the town was incorporated as Roselle. Source: Wikipedia

Research Collections

online and files of pictures, news items, oral histories, obituraries, historical information on village

Library

Access: General Public

Appointment required: No

Services

"Images of America - Bloomingdale"

The Bloomingdale Historical Society published a book on the history of Bloomingdale, "Images of America - Bloomingdale", as told through photographs and captions. Books are available for purchase at the Village Hall, Library, and Chamber Office for 19.99, with all proceeds going to the Bloomingdale Historical Society.

Gift Shop