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2017 Summer Internships at the La Grange Area Historical Society

The La Grange Area Historical Society is seeking summer interns with a variety of qualifications, including technology, research, and marketing. An internship with the La Grange Area Historical Society will give you hands-on experience in various areas of our operations that will help you build your resume. At the same time, our interns play important

Frank Lloyd Wright Walk Tour Scheduled for May 21st

Our popular Frank Lloyd Wright tour of LaGrange will be offered May 21st, 2017. This two-hour walking tour will take you to four of the Frank Lloyd Wright homes in LaGrange. Historical Society member, John Burns will lead these tours rain or shine. Tours will start and end at the Vial Museum. Participants should wear

Brick by Brick : Tracing Your Home’s History

If walls could talk… Was your home moved, damaged by fire or enlarged to accommodate a growing family? These questions can be answered at an adult education class at the LaGrange Park Library. This class is being offered in conjunction with the LaGrange Park’s 125th Anniversary. This free class will feature Tina Beaird, who will

Support the La Grange Area Historical Society with La Grange Gives

Take a bite out of La Grange in February, and you'll be giving back when you dine out. When you dine at many of your favorite La Grange restaurants from Feb 15-28 and mention LaGrangeGives, 15% of your food purchase will be donated to the local non-profit organizations that are helping your neighbors (excluding tax,

Rock n’ Roll 50’s Style at the Historical Society’s Tea with your Doll

Come learn about sock hops and Rock n’ Roll while enjoying 50’s style snacks and tea. We will be featuring American Girl Doll, Maryellen Larkin and raffling off American Girl themed prizes. This event is for Girls ages 5 and up and must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Dolls and other lovies are welcome,

Class on the History of La Grange Now Offered Through LTHS Adult Ed

Starting in February La Grange Area Historical Society member John Burns will be teaching a new class through the LTHS Adult Education program. The Program titled "La Grange, A Look Back"  will start February 2nd and will be held at LTHS North Campus. The La Grange area has an interesting and evolving history from early days

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Discover the West End Tour Scheduled for September 9th and 10th

The La Grange Area Historical Society is pleased to announce the return of the West End walking tour with John Burns on September 9th and 10th.  The tour will focus on La Grange’s west end and will provide tour goers with some surprising tales of the village near Stone Avenue Station. Did you ever wonder: What

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The La Grange Centennial Quilt

The La Grange Public Library unveiled the village’s restored Centennial Quilt this past February. The La Grange Area Historical Society was asked by the Library to help commemorate the quilt’s re-installation. LGAHS member John Burns researched the Society’s and Library’s archives and interviewed LAGHS members to prepare a presentation on the quilt’s history. Attendees learned

Register For Our American Girl Tea Party

We are happy to announce 8 upcoming dates for our American Girl Tea Party. Come have Tea with Your American Girl Doll! You’ll enjoy popular food and treats from the lifetime of our featured doll, Samantha Parkington. While learning about Samantha’s life, you’ll also hear about and experience the way life in La Grange was