New Days. New Hours. As of 7/7/20 the museum is open Tu, Wed 10am-1pm and Th 1-4pm.
The Research Center is open by appointment only. See "Plan Your Visit" for details. 
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Research Center

Looking for a quiet place to do some fact finding? Need help finding the right historical resources?

Visit our Research Center to work with our wide-ranging collections. Our staff specializes in providing historical resources and research assistance.

Visit the Research Center

Visit our Research Center and work with our wide-ranging collections. 

  • Discover facts about your home or property
  • Do genealogy and learn about your family’s past
  • Document the history of your business or organization
  • Study maps or photographs from bygone eras
  • Access books and articles on Lake Forest/Lake Bluff history

Make an appointment or submit your research question via the form below, by emailing lstein@lflbhistory.org, or by calling 847.234.5253.

Hours

The Research Center is open by appointment Tuesday through Friday from 10am-4pm. 

It is located in the one-story building facing Washington Road behind the museum building.

PLEASE NOTE: All Research Center visitors must check-in first at the museum front desk. 

Research Room Policies

Photocopies can be made when the condition of the original allows, for 10 cents per page. Taking photos with a phone camera is also generally permitted.

We have pricing options for scanning images in our collection and use of those images – find out more about our image policies and fees.

For long-term research projects, a study carrel can be set up.

Research Center Contact Form

Name
Address
Describe your research questions or topics – include all relevant names, dates, and addresses