New Days. New Hours. The museum is now open Tu, Wed 1-4pm and Th 10am-1pm.
The Research Center is open by appointment only. See "Plan Your Visit" for details. 
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Programs & Events

Our robust and eclectic roster of programs and events brings people of all ages and walks of life into the History Center to experience a local, national and world view of why history matters.

There's something for everyone; from our annual Trivia Night and genealogy series to expert panel discussions, stories shared by local historians, family programs, music, walking tours and more! 

Check out our upcoming programs and events below and come join us.


Programs & Events

Programs will remain virtual until it is safe to gather indoors in large groups.  


Aerial view of the Lasker Estate in West Lake Forest
- 10:30 am
Park on the street across from 1036 Estate Lane, just south of the intersection of Everett Road and Estate Lane
$20 members, $30 non-members
Sense of self, Sense of Place, Sense of Community
- Entries accepted from August 15 to September 15
$25 per entry
Illustration of Market Square
- 10:30 am
Meet at the fountain in Market Square
$20 members, $30 non-members
Deer statue in Triangle Park
- 10:30 am
Meet at the History Center, Deerpath entrance
$20 members, $30 non-members
"Scots of Chicago's North Shore" - Book for Sale
- This book is for purchase until copies run out!
$21.99 includes shipping