Street Address
2035 W 183rd St
Homewood, IL 60430
Mailing Address
PO Box 1144
Homewood, IL 60430
Tuesday, Saturday1 PM - 3 PM
Gift Shop
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James Wright, President
Kristine Condon, Newsletter Editor


The Dorband-Howe House Museum is the repository for Homewood's history. Museum hours are Tuesdays and Saturdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Built in 1891 from Homewood Brickyard bricks, the Dorband-Howe House still stands as a reminder of Homewood's history. Come and see our 5000 inventoried items; 1200 photos in hard and digital form; real estate records, phone books, photos, yearbooks, and church records. Some limited family files are also available.

Artifacts Collections

The Homewood Historical Society is a repository of Homewood's heritage for generations to come. Our library holds a growing collection of books, newspapers, newspaper clippings, and other printed materials that are available for research on a variety of topics relating to Homewood history.

For the genealogist, our library contains a collection of alphabetized obituaries, a collection of telephone directories dating from the 1920's, and copies of selected church records that often prove helpful in family research. For students and those interested in general research, the Society maintains files on Homewood churches, schools, businesses, governmental operations, and a host of other topics and organizations that can be accessed to assist in completing research.



Meetings are held at the Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, Homewood, Illinois 60430 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM (except June, July, and August). Meetings are free and open to the public.


The Society's library also maintains publications and guidelines that are available to aid homeowners in efforts to restore their old homes.

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No


Quarterly newsletter with articles about Homewood's history, available with a membership.


    The museum is surrounded by flagstone steps and has a three-step entrance to the back door.




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