Last updated: 3/3/2012
West Chicago, Illinois
Street Address
132 Main Street
West Chicago, IL 60185
Mailing Address
132 Main Street
West Chicago, IL 60185
April-Dec; Galleries are open
Tuesday - Friday10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday12 PM - 3 PM
Jan-Mar; Galleries are open
Tuesday - Friday10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Staff available
Monday - Friday8 AM - 4:30 PM
Museum Type(s)
LuAnn Bombard, Director
phone: 630-231-3376
Sally Defauw, Curator
phone: 630-231-3376

The West Chicago City Museum is a dynamic history and art center that inspires and involves the community through research, programs and exhibits.


Researchers are welcome to use the Museum’s various historical resources. Due to West Chicago's roots as a railroad town, an abundance of information has been collected on railroad history in the form of maps, photographs, and manuscript materials. Local history can be investigated with source materials such as newspapers, cemetery records, genealogies, biographies, and records of churches, schools, businesses, houses, commercial buildings, and organizations. A non-circulating reference library contains publications on railroad and local history. An appointment to use the collections is requested. Please contact Sally DeFauw,, or at (630) 231-3376. We can serve you best when ample time is given to gather research materials.


Access: General Public

Appointment required: Yes


Wheelchair Accessible



Find your local history gift items at the museum. Whether it is our line of historic ornaments, a museum publication, or a matted photograph, the museum features unique gifts.


Become a Member of the Friends of the West Chicago City Museum. Benefits of membership include special invitations to exhibit openings at the museum, a quarterly newsletter, free admission to an annual Friends of the Museum party, and reduced admission fees to special events like the Civil War era, Currier-Reed Lawn Party.

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