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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 comfortable […]

By |March 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Villiage of La Grange to Recognize the La Grange Area Historical Society

The Village of LaGrange will recognize the LaGrange Area Historical Society for its contributions to the community. The ceremony will take place May 8th at the Village Hall, 53 South La Grange Road.  A plaque will be presented and later placed in the parking garage lobby wall.

By |March 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]

By |March 19th, 2017|Public Programs|0 Comments

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, […]

By |February 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

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, […]

By |January 16th, 2017|Community Events, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 of […]

By |January 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Discover the West End Tour Scheduled for Sunday September 11th

The La Grange Area Historical Society is pleased to present a walking tour with John Burns on September 11th.  The tour will focus on La Grange’s west end and will provide tour goers with some often times surprising tales of the village near Stone Avenue Station.

The tour will answer questions including:

What was the John Unhold store?
Where […]

By |August 24th, 2016|Public Programs|0 Comments

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 that the […]

By |February 27th, 2016|Historical Interest, Public Programs|0 Comments

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 during […]

By |January 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Historic Restoration Revives Beloved La Grange Stone Avenue Train Station

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 century-old station: rusted gutters, rotting wood, peeling paint, a deteriorated roof. The workhorse needed mending. In 2005, the village launched a restoration effort that would […]

By |August 21st, 2015|News|0 Comments