Wheeling Historical Society in Wheeling, Illinois

Popularity:#2 of 62 Historical Societies in Cook County#5 of 226 Historical Societies in Illinois#40 in Historical Societies

Wheeling Historical Society Details

Address, Phone Number, Fax Number, and Hours for Wheeling Historical Society, a Historical Society, at North Wolf Road, Wheeling IL.

Wheeling Historical Society
251 North Wolf Road
Wheeling, Illinois, 60090
Mon-Fri 2:00 PM-4:00 PM; Sun 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

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About the Wheeling Historical Society

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

Local Wheeling History

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

Contact the Wheeling Historical Society

You may contact the Wheeling Historical Society by calling 847-537-3119, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Wheeling Historical Society, 251 North Wolf Road, Wheeling, Illinois, 60090.