Downers Grove Historical Society in Downers Grove, Illinois

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Downers Grove Historical Society Details

Address and Phone Number for Downers Grove Historical Society, a Historical Society, at Maple Avenue, Downers Grove IL.

Downers Grove Historical Society
935 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515

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About the Downers Grove Historical Society

The Downers Grove Historical Society, located in Downers Grove, IL, is a local organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Downers Grove. 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 DuPage 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:
  • Downers Grove Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Finding Downers Grove public records
  • Downers Grove historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Downers Grove, IL
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Downers Grove Public Records

The Historical Society collects historical records in DuPage 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 Downers Grove museums, historical archives, and other sources of historical records. Contact the Historical Society for information about locating public records or conducting genealogy research in Downers Grove.

Local Downers Grove History

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

Contact the Downers Grove Historical Society

You may contact the Downers Grove Historical Society by calling 630-963-1309, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Downers Grove Historical Society, 935 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515.