Western Springs Historical Society in Western Springs, Illinois

Popularity:#38 of 62 Historical Societies in Cook County#151 of 226 Historical Societies in Illinois#2,619 in Historical Societies

Western Springs Historical Society Details

Address and Phone Number for Western Springs Historical Society, a Historical Society, at Grand Avenue, Western Springs IL.

Name
Western Springs Historical Society
Address
4211 Grand Avenue
Western Springs, Illinois, 60558
Phone
708-246-9230

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About the Western Springs Historical Society

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

Local Western Springs History

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

Contact the Western Springs Historical Society

You may contact the Western Springs Historical Society by calling 708-246-9230, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Western Springs Historical Society, 4211 Grand Avenue, Western Springs, Illinois, 60558.