Museums
Addison, Illinois
History, Historic House
Located within the Historic District of Addison, the Addison Historical Museum includes the 1892 Balzer House which features displays on local history, the 1832 Coach House which presents dioramas and exhibits on Addison's farming heritage and the 1893 Century House, once the home of Lutheran school teachers and their families, which is now a restored period home.
Bensenville, Illinois
Bensenville, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Berwyn, Illinois
Culture, Historical Society
River Forest, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Chicago, Illinois
History, Historical Society

We are a local historical society founded originally to coincide with the Old Edgebrook Landmark District, City of Chicago. We have expanded our horizons to include Sauganash for Forest Glen, neighboring communities here on the northwest side of Chicago. We are centered in the Caldwell's Reserve of Billy Caldwell's grant from the US government of 1828.

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
LaGrange, Illinois
History, Historical Society
River Forest, Illinois
Historical Society
Oak Park, Illinois
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 Much of the archives and historical documents are now at the Cicero Public Library.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!
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.
Maywood, Illinois
Historical Society
Melrose Park, Illinois
Historical Society
Oak Park, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Niles, Illinois
Art, Children's, Historical Society
Chicago, Illinois
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
Park Ridge, Illinois
Historical Society
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.
River Forest, Illinois
Art
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.