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 join us.


Programs & Events

We're excited to introduce our "History on the Move!" series of docent-led walking tours.

See below for our Fall line-up of walking tours and virtual programs. 

Private walking tours for group sizes of 6-14 people are now available Monday through Saturday during the months of October and November. Face masks are required and social distancing guidelines must be observed. To inquire about pricing and availability please contact Alex Schneider at


Rethinking Suffrage 2020: Monuments and Memory
- 7:00 pm
Zoom Invite
Free: Suggested donation of $10 is appreciated
East Wind or West Wind?
- 7:00 pm
Your living room -- via Zoom
Free--in conjunction wtih Ragdale Reads Searching for Sylvie Lee
Edith the Rogue Rockefeller
- 7:00 pm
Zoom Invite
Free: Suggested donation of $10 is appreciated
Cemetery Tour
- 10:30 am
Meet at the LF Cemetery main entrance on Lake Road
$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