Use History Center materials in the classroom to create educational experiences for your students. Plan a field trip or visit to the museum.
Discover history at your fingertips: you can access hundreds of stories in our digital exhibits, browse thousands of photographs in our online catalog, or use databases for research.
Our Research Center provides a top-notch environment for researchers interested in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff history. With staff assistance, visitors can access thousands of photographs, documents, maps and reference materials.
Our museum collection is who we are: it’s the basis for our exhibitions, programs and research resources. We are always seeking new artifacts that tell compelling Lake Forest and Lake Bluff stories. Find out how to donate to the collection.
Learn about our permanent exhibit and see what’s currently on display in the Katherine Bell Hale Gallery. Browse our online exhibits to connect with history wherever you are.