Up From the Prairie: Museum Guide

(by The North Eastern Illinois Historical Council [N.E.IL])


The North Eastern Illinois (N.E.IL.) Historical Council was incorporated on January 15, 1986 with 25 charter members for the purpose of getting together to share ideas on how to improve their organizations. Meetings are hosted bi-monthly by members where N.E.IL. delegates have the opportunity to view the host historical society or museum. Programs or workshops are held periodically, covering such topics as the care and preservation of artifacts, financial or insurance concerns of non-profit organizations, improvement in museum management and the latest techniques used for exhibiting artifacts, just to name a few.

Members include a delegate and an alternate from each historical society or museum. An individual membership is available for the person who has an interest in museum activities such as care of a collection.

Printed brochures are available handouts to visitors that state the general information about the historical society or museum in N.E.IL. The umbrella council of N.E.IL. has 49 members.

(Note: The information listed below is from the actual brochure printed by the North Eastern Illinois Historical Council (N.E.IL.). The actual brochure includes this, plus additional, information about each Historical Society and Museum (ie: directions, hours, fees, etc..) and is available upon request from the Mount Prospect Historical Society, 101 S. Maple St., (847) 392-9006).

N. E. IL. Historica Society and Museum guide

Arlington Heights Historical Museum

110 W. Fremont St.
Arlington Heights, IL  60004
(847) 255-1225

Barrington Area Historical Society

212 W. Main St.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 381-1730

Chicago Historical Society

Clark St. at North Ave.
Chicago, IL  60614
(312) 642-4600

Deerfield Area Historical Society

P.O. Box 520
Deerfield, IL  60015
(847) 948-0680

Des Plaines Area Historical Society

789 Pearson St.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 391-5399

Old Edgebrook Historical Society

(A City of Chicago Landmark District)

6173 N. McClellan Ave.
Chicago, IL  60646
(773) 631-2854 or (773) 775-8122

Edgewater Historical Society

5358 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL  60640
(773) 506-4849

Elgin Area Historical Museum

360 Park St.
Elgin, IL  60120
(847) 742-4248

Elk Grove Historical Society

499 Biesterfield Rd.
Elk Grove Village, IL  60007
(847) 439-3994

Evanston Historical Society

225 Greenwood St.
Evanston, IL  60201
(847) 475-3410

Frances Willard House (Rest Cottage)

1730 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL  60201
(847) 864-1396 or (847) 864-1397

Glenview Area Historical Society

1121 Waukegan Rd.
Glenview, IL  60025
(847) 724-2235

The Grove National Historic Landmark

1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL  60025-0484
(847) 299-6096

Highland Park Historical Society

326 Central Ave.
P.O. Box 56
Highland Park. IL  60035
(847) 432-7090

Irish American Heritage Center

4626 N. Knox Ave.
Chicago. IL  60630-4030
(773) 282-7035

Irving Park Historical Society

4122 N. Kedvale
Chicago, IL  60641
(773) 736-2143

Itasca Historic Depot Museum

101 N. Catalpa
Itasca, IL  60143
(630) 773-3363

Kenilworth Historical Society

415 Kenilworth Ave.
P.O. Box 181
Kenilworth, IL  60043
(847) 251-2565

Lake County Museum &
The Curt Teich Postcard and Regional History Archives

27277 Forest Preserve Rd.
Wauconda, IL  60084
(847) 526-7878
(847) 526-8638 (Curt Teich)

Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Historical Society

P.O. Box 82
Lake Forest, IL  60045
(847) 234-9021

Long Grove Historical Society

Historical Ln.
3110 RFD
Long Grove, IL  60047
(847) 634-6155

Mitchell Indian Museum at Kendall College

2408 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL  60201
(847) 866-1320

Morton Grove Historical Museum
(Haupt-Yehl House)

Harrer Park
6240 Dempster St.
P.O. Box 542
Morton Grove, IL  60053
(847) 965-0203

Morton Grove Prairie Nature Preserve

6834 Dempster St.
Morton Grove, IL  60053
(847) 965-1200

Mount Prospect Historical Society
The Dietrich Friedrichs House &
School Museum

101 S. Maple St.
Mount Prospect, IL  60056
(847) 392-9006

Niles Historical Society/Museum

8970 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Niles, IL  60714-1737
(847) 390-0160

Northbrook Historical Society

1776 Walters Ave.
P.O. Box 2021
Northbrook, IL  60062-2021
(847) 498-3404

Norwood Park Historical Society

5624 N. Newark Ave.
Chicago, IL  60631
(773) 631-4633

Oak Park/River Forest Historical Society

217 Home Ave.
P.O. Box 771
Oak Park, IL  60303
(708) 848-6755

Oakton Community College

1600 E. Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL  60016
7701 N. Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL  60077
(847) 635-1600

Palatine Historical Society

George Clayson House Museum
224 E. Palatine Rd.
Palatine, IL  60067
(847) 991-6460

Park Ridge Historical Society

41 Prairie W. Prairie Ave.
Park Ridge, IL  60068
(847) 696-1973

Raupp Memorial Museum

901 Dunham Lane
Buffalo Grove, IL  60089
(847) 459-2318

River Grove Historical House and Barn

8455 West Grand Ave.
River Grove, IL  60171
(708) 453-8000

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society

6424 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL  60645-5422
(773) 764-4078

Rosehill Cemetery & Civil War Museum

5800 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL  60660
(773) 561-5940

Schaumburg Center School

208 E. Schaumburg Rd.
Schaumburg, IL  60194
(847) 843-0799

Schiller Park Historical Commission

4200 Old River Rd.
Schiller Park, IL  60176
(847) 671-8513

The Skokie Heritage Museum &
The Skokie Historical Society

8031 Floral Ave.
Skokie, IL  60077
(847) 673-1888 or (847) 677-6672

Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary &

Volkening Heritage Farm

1111 E. Schaumburg Rd.
Schaumburg, IL  60194
(847) 985-2100

St. Peter Lutheran Church Museum

208 E. Schaumburg Rd.
Schaumburg, IL  60194
(847) 885-2398

Streamwood Historical Society

Hoosier Grove Schoolhouse Museum
Hoosier Grove Park
700 West Irving Park Rd.
Streamwood, IL  60107
(630) 372-7275

Swedish American Museum Center

5211 North Clark St.
Chicago, IL  60640
(773) 728-8111

Wilmette Historical Museum

609 Ridge Rd.
Wilmette, IL  60091
(847) 853-7666

Winnetka Historical Society

1140 Elm St.
Winnetka, IL  60093
(847) 501-6025

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