Calumet City Historical Society in Calumet, Illinois

Popularity:#16 of 62 Historical Societies in Cook County#31 of 226 Historical Societies in Illinois#347 in Historical Societies

Calumet City Historical Society Details

Address, Phone Number, Fax Number, and Hours for Calumet City Historical Society, a Historical Society, at Wentworth Avenue, Calumet IL.

Name
Calumet City Historical Society
Address
760 Wentworth Avenue
Calumet, Illinois, 60409
Phone
708-832-9390
Fax
914-423-9477
Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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About the Calumet City Historical Society

The Calumet City Historical Society, located in Calumet, IL, is a local organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Calumet. 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:
  • Calumet Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Finding Calumet public records
  • Calumet historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Calumet, IL
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Calumet 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 Calumet museums, historical archives, and other sources of historical records. Contact the Historical Society for information about locating public records or conducting genealogy research in Calumet.

Local Calumet History

In Calumet, 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 Calumet. In collaboration with Illinois Historical Societies, the Calumet City 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 Calumet history. These programs provide historical information about Calumet communities, businesses, and history. In addition to visiting the Historical Society to see exhibits, the Calumet City 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 Calumet City 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 Calumet 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 Calumet schools.

Contact the Calumet City Historical Society

You may contact the Calumet City Historical Society by calling 708-832-9390, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Calumet City Historical Society, 760 Wentworth Avenue, Calumet, Illinois, 60409.