Edgewater Historical Society in Chicago, Illinois

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Edgewater Historical Society Details

Address, Phone Number, Fax Number, and Hours for Edgewater Historical Society, a Historical Society, at North Ashland Avenue, Chicago IL.

Edgewater Historical Society
5358 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60640
Sat-Sun 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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About the Edgewater Historical Society

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

Local Chicago History

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

Contact the Edgewater Historical Society

You may contact the Edgewater Historical Society by calling 773-506-4849, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Edgewater Historical Society, 5358 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60640.