Digital Exhibits

Explore Lake Forest-Lake Bluff history from anywhere through our online exhibits.

Lake Forest and Lake Bluff History Online

Discover Lake Forest/Lake Bluff history through the 300+ stories in our main digital exhibit. Please reach out to us if you have a suggestion for a story to add!

Online Collections Catalog

Browse through over 10,000 photographs from our museum collection.

A Candid Look at Covid-19

Lake Forest and Lake Bluff residents document the first few months of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic through their camera lenses.

History of Epidemics and History of Vaccines

A presentation adapted from our 2019 panel discussion "Managing Epidemics Over Time," and an overview of the history of vaccination efforts put together by board member and medical microbiologist Tom Thomson

A Spark of Genius: Local Inventors and Their Discoveries

Guide from a 2005 exhibit about local inventors, including Willard Morrison, Albert Blake Dick, Elisha Gray, Albert L. Marsh, Dr. Ernest Volweiler, and Dr. Donalee Tabern.

Photo Contest 2020

Submissions to the History Center's photograph contest in the summer of 2020.