Museums
Evanston, Illinois
Art
Glencoe, Illinois
Botanical Garden, Science
With "wows" around every corner, the Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre living museum featuring 23 display gardens, including Evening Island, Fruit & Vegetable, Japanese and English Walled. Ths mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding and conservation of plants and the natural world.
Deerfield, Illinois
History, Historic House, Historical Society
Family friendly historic village featuring five buildings of historic interest including the Caspar Ott log house (1837) the oldest building in Lake County. Kids enjoy visiting the one-room schoolhouse.
Des Plaines, Illinois
History
Des Plaines, Illinois
History, Historical Society
The Des Plaines Historical Society was founded in 1967 with the purpose of collecting and preserving material related to the history of the Des Plaines community and bringing together people interested in history, especially the history of Des Plaines.
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.

Evanston, Illinois
Art, Children's
Evanston, Illinois
Historic House, Historical Society
The Evanston History Center is private, non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1898 to preserve and share Evanston history. The EHC collects, preserves and tells the story of Evanston's past through tours of the Charles Gates Dawes House, interactive and engaging museum exhibits, a comprehensive research room and research collections, and wide-ranging educational programs.
Palatine, Illinois
Art, History, Library
Glenview, Illinois
Historical Society, Library
Evanston, Illinois
Art, History
Glenview, Illinois
Library
Glenview, Illinois
Specialized
This person passed in 2011 and the collection was auctioned off.
Highland Park, Illinois
Highland Park, Illinois
Park
Highland Park, Illinois
Historical Society
Kenilworth, Illinois
History, Historical Society
Des Plaines, Illinois
Art, Culture, University
The Koehnline Museum of Art is committed to establishing and encouraging an adventuresome environment for art. Its programs and exhibits are designed for students, College employees, and members of the greater community, and so serve an educational purpose as well as exploring and illuminating current directions in regional, national, and international art.
Morton Grove, Illinois
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
The Morton Grove Historical Museum was built in 1888 by Nicholas Haupt as a home for his wife and eight children. His wife, Magdalena, died before the house was complete, leaving behind her husband and eight children. After Nicholas also died two years later, the Haupt children remained together in the house until the youngest was of age.
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Children's, History, Historical Society
Niles, Illinois
Art, Children's, Historical Society
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Library
Chicago, Illinois
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
Skokie, Illinois
History
Wilmette, Illinois
Children's, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Our website is a good place to begin finding out more about both the Museum and this area's past. You can learn more about our programs, collections and exhibits. Here, too, you can find out about how to research local homes, families, and history.