Ela Historical Society in Lake Zurich, Illinois

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Ela Historical Society Details

Address, Phone Number, and Hours for Ela Historical Society, a Historical Society, at East Main Street, Lake Zurich IL.

Ela Historical Society
95 East Main Street
Lake Zurich, Illinois, 60047
Thu 10:00 AM-2:00 PM; Sat 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

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About the Ela Historical Society

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

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

Local Lake Zurich History

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

Contact the Ela Historical Society

You may contact the Ela Historical Society by calling 847-438-2086, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Ela Historical Society, 95 East Main Street, Lake Zurich, Illinois, 60047.