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Tea with Your Doll Registration is Now Open!

Click here to register.   Join us for our annual Tea with your Doll! This year our tea takes place during the time period of the World’s Fair in Chicago! Come learn about what life was like for families during the turn of the century. Period specific hors d’oeuvres and tea will be served. Each

Winter Folktales from Around the World

  On Thursday January 23rd from 6:30-7:30 join us at the La Grange Public Library to hear frosty winter stories from Russia, Germany, Denmark, and more! These cultural tales, passed mainly by word of mouth, helped to carry on the traditions of the common people. Do any of them sound familiar to you?   Register here.

Storytime with Santa

  Bring your children for a fun and cozy gathering with Santa.  Enjoy cookies and cocoa as Santa reads classic and contemporary Christmas stories. There are opportunities for photos with Santa, and each child will receive a souvenir cocoa mug. Register below. Saturday, December 14th 10:00-11:00 am Tuesday, December 17th 6:00-7:00 pm Thursday, December 19th

Holiday Open House

Please join us for some old fashioned cheer at the Holiday Open House on December 8th from 12-4 p.m. The Vial House will be beautifully decorated with our vintage holiday decorations. Jolly 'ole St.Nick will be on hand to visit with children, and live music will fill the house with favorite holiday tunes. Stop by

Show Your Support on Giving Tuesday

We would like to express our appreciation to all of you who support the Historical Society in so many ways. You give of your time and talents, attend events, and make donations, and it is truly appreciated!   As Giving Tuesday reminds all of us to turn our attention to the organizations around us that

Volunteer with Us!

We are in need of volunteers for a wide variety of positions.  If you can lend your time and talents, we have a spot for you!  Activities and projects include scanning, gardening, research and more. We could also use some assistance with publicity, marketing and community outreach.  If you enjoy social events, consider serving on

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