Museums
Saint Charles, Illinois
Historic House
Naperville, Illinois
Anthropology, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
Aurora, Illinois
Art
Aurora, Illinois
History, Specialized
The Aurora Regional Fire Museum is located in Aurora's old Central Fire Station. The museum is open to the public regular hours, and features a variety of interactive exhibits designed to educate and entertain children, families, and firefighters.
Aurora, Illinois
Batavia, Illinois
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society
Local history exhibits housed in an 1854 C. B. & Q. Railroad Depot. Permanent exhibits include railroad history, manufacture of windmills and a brief stay by Mary Todd Lincoln at Bellevue Place.
Batavia, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Carol Stream, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Saint Charles, Illinois
History
Geneva, Illinois
Culture, History, Historic House, Park
The Fabyan Villa was the home of Colonel George and Nelle Fabyan from 1905-1939. Riverbank, the name they bestowed upon their property, was initially a country retreat from their home in Chicago. They hired Frank Lloyd Wright in 1907 to enlarge and re-model the existing farmhouse and shortly thereafter took up permanent residence at the Villa, as they called their home.
Geneva, Illinois
Arboretum, Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Nature Centers, Park
When visiting the Villa Museum, you discover the Fabyans' uniquely fascinating legacy.
Aurora, Illinois
Children's, History, Military
Geneva, Illinois
History
Founded in 1943 and built first museum and archives in 1964. Moved to new facility in downtown Geneva in 2004. Funded completely through the generosity of local citizens and organizations without any tax monies.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Historical Society, Nature Centers
Carol Stream, Illinois
History
Lisle, Illinois
Anthropology, Archaeology, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Science, University
The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum, located on campus at Benedictine University, exhibits over 3,500 specimens focused on zoology, botany, geology, and environmental stewardship. Intricate dioramas give a sense of adventure and encourages visitors to investigate nature in their own backyards. The museum offers a variety of scavenger hunts and activity pages to guide your visit.
Geneva, Illinois
History
Wheaton, Illinois
History, Historic House
Lisle, Illinois
Arboretum
Lisle, Illinois
Culture, History, Historic House
The Museums at Lisle Station Park provide visitors the opportunity to learn about the heritage and culture of 19th century Northern Illinois. Settled in 1832, the life of this agricultural community soon revolved around the railroad depot and the area became known as Lisle Station.
Naperville, Illinois
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Park
Naper Settlement is Chicagoland’s outdoor history museum, located in the heart of suburban Naperville, just 28 miles west of Chicago. Explore historic homes and businesses throughout the 12-acre site where you’ll understand the past and how it connects to the present. Discover Naperville’s history through engaging and unique experiences.
Saint Charles, Illinois
Art, Botanical Garden, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park
For over three decades, members of Preservation Partners have been vital supporters of our fundamental mission: ensuring that our vintage buildings, our heirloom neighborhoods, our streetscapes with splendid architectural diversity are recognized for their economic and historic significance.
Saint Charles, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Warrenville, Illinois
History
Warrenville, Illinois
Art, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military, Specialized
The purpose of the Warrenville Historical Society is to bring together those interested in Warrenville's history, and to collect, preserve and display objects and documents that illustrate that history. The Historical Society is a self-supporting not-for-profit organization.The Warrenville Historical Society was organized in 1980 and the Society opened the Warrenville Historical Museum in 1984.
West Chicago, Illinois
Art, Culture, General, History, Library
The West Chicago City Museum is a dynamic history and art center that inspires and involves the community through research, programs and exhibits.
West Chicago, Illinois
Library
Glen Ellyn, Illinois