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, History, Specialized
The museum will provide visitors the opportunity to view exhibits featuring artists and rotating exhibits only seen in larger galleries and museums. By focusing on the fusion of art, history, science and nature, the museum will serve as a role model for the development of all who visit.
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.
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
Art, Culture, General
Being a non-profit, woman artist-run cooperative, ARC continues its feminist tradition by providing exhibition opportunities for professional and emerging artists working in all media based on excellence of artwork, without discrimination toward gender, race, age, class, physical/mental ability, sexual, spiritual or political orientation.
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.
Art, Children's, Culture, History
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.
Culture, Historical Society
Culture, History, Historical Society
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.
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.
Culture, History, Military
Archaeology, Art, Culture, Natural History, Park
Arboretum, Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Military, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Specialized
Located in Wheaton, Ill., this sprawling, 500-acre park is where families wander through nature, get lost in history, play golf at an award-winning course, attend a big band concert, tag monarch butterflies, make a snow globe, take classes, introduce children to the age-old custom of afternoon tea, attend a wide variety of special programs and events --in short, spend quality time together.
Culture, History, Specialized
The Chicago Baseball Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that will collect, preserve, document, research, and interpret artifacts and events that are associated with the legacy, evolution and contemporary life of Chicago baseball.
Our goal is to compliment the various baseball museums and institutions around the country, including Cooperstown, the Negro League Baseball Museum, and the virtual All-American Girls Professional Baseball League museum.
Anthropology, Art, Culture, History
The museum is an educational and research center for people who want to know about the history of Americans of Chinese descents in the Midwest. Through exhibitions, lectures, and other public programs, the museum addresses issues common to all immigrants by using the Chinese experience as examples.