Berwyn Historical Society in Berwyn, Illinois

Popularity:#10 of 62 Historical Societies in Cook County#19 of 226 Historical Societies in Illinois#242 in Historical Societies

Berwyn Historical Society Details

Address and Phone Number for Berwyn Historical Society, a Historical Society, at Oak Park Avenue, Berwyn IL.

Berwyn Historical Society
1241 Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, Illinois, 60402

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About the Berwyn Historical Society

The Berwyn Historical Society, located in Berwyn, IL, is a local organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Berwyn. The Historical Society fosters an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on local history. In addition to collecting and preserving historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories, the Historical Society conducts research into local Cook County families and businesses, which they present to the public through exhibits. The Historical Society also provides public historical records.

You may contact the Historical Society for questions about:
  • Berwyn Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Finding Berwyn public records
  • Berwyn historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Berwyn, IL
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Berwyn Public Records

The Historical Society collects historical records in Cook County including genealogy records. Many of the records in the Historical Society collection are available to the public. The Historical Society can also connect visitors with Berwyn museums, historical archives, and other sources of historical records. Contact the Historical Society for information about locating public records or conducting genealogy research in Berwyn.

Local Berwyn History

In Berwyn, the Historical Society specializes in local history. Working with other organizations and institutions, the Historical Center helps preserve local institutions, historic buildings, and historic neighborhoods. It also preserves the history of different groups of people in Berwyn. In collaboration with Illinois Historical Societies, the Berwyn Historical Society ensures that historic preservation ordinances, historic districts, and preservation guidelines are established and enforced.

Events & Exhibits

The Historical Society offers exhibits and events centered on Berwyn history. These programs provide historical information about Berwyn communities, businesses, and history. In addition to visiting the Historical Society to see exhibits, the Berwyn Historical Society offers online content, including historical photographs, articles, and materials on local history.

Historical Society Donations & Funding

Donations and fundraising make up a significant part of Berwyn Historical Society funding. The Historical Society receives support from the Illinois state government, businesses, and universities, as well as private donations. Fundraisers, such as tours of IL historical sites, sponsored talks, and historical reenactments, help support the Historical Society. Contact the Historical Society for more information about donations and funding.

Volunteering for the Berwyn Historical Society

The Historical Society relies on volunteers for many events and programs. These volunteers help run educational programs, provide research assistance for visitors using the Historical Society collection, and perform outreach at Berwyn schools.

Contact the Berwyn Historical Society

You may contact the Berwyn Historical Society by calling 708-484-0020, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Berwyn Historical Society, 1241 Oak Park Avenue, Berwyn, Illinois, 60402.