La Grange Founded
La Grange Park Founded
La Grange Area Historical Society Founded
Designation of La Grange Historic District


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Lost and Found, A Conversation with Nancy Kenney

November 9th, 2015|0 Comments

June 5, 2005: a team of British divers located an American submarine in the Golf of Thailand, missing since just before the end of the Second World War. Eighty-six men were lost with the U.S.S. […]

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Law & Order: La Grange

September 30th, 2015|0 Comments


Lately, you’ve heard much about our efforts to digitize the files we keep on each home in the La Grange area. A much less talked about endeavor, though, is the one to photograph and transfer […]

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Historic Restoration Revives Beloved La Grange Stone Avenue Train Station

August 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Tom Livingston, President of the Village of La Grange, reflects with fondness on the Stone Avenue Train Station. “My father took the train out of this station for forty years. It’s a real workhorse…” However, time had taken a toll on the […]

La Grange Area Historical Society

Vial House Museum and Archive
444 South LaGrange Road
La Grange, IL  60525

PH:  708-482-4248   FAX:  708-482-4248

Museum Hours
Wednesdays – 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Last Sunday of each month – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

By appointment outside these hours


Membership is open to anyone who wishes to preserve the heritage and historical record of the La Grange Area.

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