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Viewing and Discussion of “Lost and Found: The Legacy of the U.S.S. Lagarto”

We hope you can join us for this event at the Historical Society on Sunday, September 15th at 3:00 pm. This compelling documentary was produced in 2009 and won three Midwest Emmy’s for Best Documentary, Best Writing, and Best Musical Score.  The documentary was aired frequently on WTTW and other PBS stations nationwide, and received

Hometown Trivia Celebrating 140th Birthday of La Grange!

Test your knowledge of La Grange and celebrate 140 years!  On August 28th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm we will be hosting Hometown Trivia with 1416 Restaurant on their rooftop!  Cost to participate is $10 for members and $15 for non-members - admission includes half price draft wine and beer.  The full menu at 1416

New Exhibit is Open!

 Military Salute – In Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI  View our military collection as we honor the veterans and war heroes of the La Grange Area. We will be open on Saturdays from 10:00 - 2:00 during the month of April (except April 27th we will have access only for

Brick by Brick: Tracing your Home’s History

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? Join the La Grange Area Historical Society and genealogist Tina Beaird will provide strategies for researching the history of your home by using government records, newspapers, phone directories, maps

New Session Added February 10th at 11:00!

Join us for our annual Tea with your Doll! This year our tea takes place in the 1970's, a decade filled with disco dancing and crazy fashion! Come learn about what life was like for families during this groovy decade while enjoying seventies style hor d'oeuvres and tea. Each child will go home with a

Holiday Fun for the Whole Family!

Our holiday events include something fun for the whole family! Holiday Open House - Our annual Holiday Open House will be on Sunday, December 2nd from 12:00 -  4:00 pm.  We will be open to the community, and visitors will enjoy live music, treats, and our vintage Holiday exhibit.  Children can visit and have a photo

Be a Part of Giving Tuesday

Please save the date for Giving Tuesday, November 27th.  You can support the work we do at the Historical Society preserving the heritage of our community and offering educational and entertaining programs and events to engage our residents with the rich history of La Grange. We are supported primarily by memberships and donations, so please

Rising from the Ashes: Celebrating La Grange History at Emmanuel Episcopal

Join us to celebrate Emmanuel Episcopal Church's recent designation to the National Register of Historic Places.   We will explore the rich history of this landmark building and its many roles at the center of the growing community of La Grange.  Friday, November 30th at Emmanuel Episcopal Church from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Ticket price

Women of WWII

The La Grange Area Historical Society will highlight the many contributions of women during World War II during a special program featuring author, Barb Warner Deane, who has written a book on the topic, and will give a presentation, Women of World War II: On the Front Lines & the Home Front. The event will