Welcome! This web resource documents the ongoing restoration of the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s 1896 one-room Central School. The school is among Mount Prospect’s oldest and most historic buildings.
After more 15 years of continuous fundraising, the building has moved to the Society’s museum campus, and is FINALLY finished. We made a mad dash to the finish so that the building would be completed for our centennial celebration. We had to dip into our general operating funds in order to complete the project. That is why we still need to desperately fund raise in order to replenish our operating funds so that we may continue supporting our many other services, projects and future goals that we provide to the community of Mount Prospect on an annual basis.
The goal of the Mount Prospect Historical Society is to again fulfill its historic roles of education center, community gathering space, and historic treasure.