Looking for gifts for the holidays or some other special occasion? You’ve come to the right place. Shop here for gifts for friends and loved ones while you support the Mount Prospect Historical Society. (Click on any image to see a larger view)
Inspired by our popular “Mountain” t-shirts, we are now selling mugs with the same logo. Whether you want to sip your favorite hot beverage or show off your Mount Prospect pride, these mugs make the perfect gift for friends, family and yourself. Both sides of the mug are adorned with the infamous “Not a mountain in sight!” logo in glossy, rich colors. They can be purchased from our Museum Store for $10 each. Call the Mount Prospect Historical Society at 847/392-9006 for more information!
Mount Prospect T-Shirts
New t-shirt being offered at the Mount Prospect Historical Society. The t-shirts can be purchased on PayPal for $25 plus $5 for shipping. Or call the museum to place your order with a credit card. The new shirts are printed on athletic heather grey with a small logo in the front and a larger logo on the back. Saying on the logo: “Mount Prospect, Illinois – Elevation: 665 – Not a mountain in sight!”
Vintage, but fun, holiday greeting cards
Inside, the greeting plays off of Santa’s somewhat disarming appearance, proclaiming, “He sees you when you’re sleeping . . .” WOW! This is quite a fun and snarky card to send to those on your list who would appreciate the humor. The cards are sold in packs of 20. The first pack sells for $15 with subsequent packs going for $12 each. Supplies are limited and all proceeds benefit the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s operating fund. For inquiries about bulk orders please contact the Historical Society office.
Hotter Than Mothers Music T-Shirt
Another great t-shirt to commemorate the 3rd annual history crawl in Mount Prospect. If you grew up in Mount Prospect you probably spent time here buying music and playing pinball. Now you can own the shirt and wear the memories. Shirt comes in small, medium, large and extra large sizes. $15.00 plus $5.00 shipping
Sammy Skobel’s Hot Dogs Plus T-Shirt
Just in time for summer, the Mount Prospect Historical Society has re-issued the classic t-shirt from Sammy Skobel’s “Hot Dogs Plus” restaurant as a fundraiser for the Society. This one-time fixture of the community was done with the approval and assistance of Sammy and Vee Skobel themselves. This colorful, unisex t-shirt features the original logo, complete with the famous hot dog on roller skates will be available for a limited time through the Mount Prospect Historical Society. $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping
Randhurst: Suburban Chicago’s Grandest Shopping Center
A full-length book, containing over 80 images, on the history of the Center from 1958 to its current redevelopment. Copies of the book are $19.99, and all proceeds benefit the Mount Prospect Historical Society. Please stop by or contact the MPHS at (847) 392-9006 for more info or to get your copy today. This comprehensive retrospective has been in the works since August of 2009, and we certainly hope it is worthy of your memories of this historic, amazing place! For tons more information on Randhurst, including photos and material that didn’t make the book, please “like” the page below. Also, please, please, please consider this a forum to share your personal photos and memories of Randhurst! Read the Press Release. Comment on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RandhurstBook. $20.00
Arcadia Images of America: Mount Prospect
This comprehensive guide is filled with page after page of photos that introduce early Mount Prospect and document its progress through the 1990s. Learn about the village’s founding families, significant citizens and noteworthy businesses. Appreciate the beauty of its landmark buildings throughout the years. Highlights include the Zenith Broadcasting Station, circa 1927, Meeske’s Market, early incarnations of the Mount Prospect Library, and the 1950 Central School basketball team and cheerleaders. $20.00
Images of America: Lost Mount Prospect
Residents old and new will enjoy identifying which of the prominent homes, businesses and public buildings are still standing in the more than 120 pages of photos in this book. Along with detailed captions, “Lost Mount Prospect” provides a glimpse of the village’s past and an engaging account of its architectural evolution. Discover what stands on the former site of the Prospect Theatre, where Keefer’s Pharmacy was originally located, and other bits of Mount Prospect trivia. $20.00
Images of America: Riverview Amusement Park
Before Orlando had Disney World and Gurnee had Great America, Chicago had Riverview Amusement Park. This pictorial guide chronicles over 80 years of the park’s history, from its earliest days as Sharpshooters Park through its post-war heyday and unexpected closure and demolition in 1967. Detailed photos of park buildings, fountains and rides are sure to bring back fond memories of riding the Chute the Chutes and Merry-Go-Round in the days when streetcars rumbled through Chicago’s Northwest Side. This historic book was written by Mount Prospect Historical Society founder and President Emeritus Dolores Haugh. $20.00
Mount Prospect – Where Town and Country Met
Enjoy the journey from Mount Prospect’s humble beginnings as “a vast expanse of prairie” through its development into a dynamic, modern-day suburban community. This hard-cover, coffee table compendium includes many unique photos, including early settlers and their families, and emerging subdivisions where few houses or trees dotted the landscape. In addition to photos, this book recounts the town’s influential residents and businesses, from the original Busse farms to Northwest Community Hospital and the Mount Prospect Park District. $15.00
Community Cook Book
What do folks eat in Mount Prospect? Members of the Historical Society have compiled their favorite recipes in this paperback book that will take you from appetizers to dessert. Create a memorable meal with a little help from the people who help you remember Mount Prospect’s past. $10.00
Commemorative Dietrich Friedrichs Home Ornament
Make Mount Prospect part of your holiday tradition with a gleaming tree ornament. This commemorative ornament depicts the Dietrich Friedrichs Historic Home, now the headquarters of the Mount Prospect Historical Society. $15.00 for one, $24 for two and $35 for three.
Commemorative Mount Prospect Train Station Ornament
Make Mount Prospect part of your holiday tradition with a gleaming tree ornament. This commemorative ornament depicts the historic downtown Mount Prospect Train Station. $15.00 for one, $24 for two and $35 for three.
Central School Commemorative Ornament
Make Mount Prospect part of your holiday tradition with a gleaming tree ornament. This commemorative ornament depicts the 1896 Central School, which was moved in May of 2008 and is currently being restored by the Mount Prospect Historical Society. $15.00 for one, $24 for two and $35 for three.
Set of Commemorative Christmas Ornaments (all three ornaments)
Make Mount Prospect part of your holiday tradition with these gleaming tree ornamenta. Purchase all three Commemorative Ornaments, depicting the historic Mount Prospect train station, Dietrich Friedrichs house, and Central School, as a set and save. $35.00
Note Cards – set of 20/$10
Charming pen-and-ink images by Birdell Eliason commemorate Mount Prospect’s past and make great thank-you notes or holiday cards. Images include the village’s first barber shop, the original William Rooney house, Wille Brothers Feed Company, South Church, Busse Florist, the first railroad depot and the original Mount Prospect State Bank building. $10.00
Christmas Cards – Set of 18
These handsome glossy note cards depict the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s Dietrich Friedrichs Historic Home in its winter splendor. They are perfect for sending a uniquely Mount Prospect Holiday greeting to your far-away loved ones. 1 pack for $15, 2 or more for $12 each.