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Tea with Your Doll Registration is Open!

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

Roaring Twenties Murder Mystery Evening

Watch the calendar for another murder mystery night due to popular demand!   Guests got dolled up and joined us for a swanky evening at "The Rose Club," the most exclusive Speakeasy in town! La Grange’s most ruthless mobsters and elegant flappers convened for a night of glamour, scandal, and murder! Each guest had a role to

Vintage Vows

Our current exhibit features wedding dresses from the late 1800’s through the present from local La Grange and La Grange Park residents.  Come in and admire the gowns, accessories, and traditions that were a part of weddings in different time periods.  The exhibit will be available April through September during our regular open hours.  And

2018 Calendar of Events

The 2018 Programs and Events calendar is coming together, and it is packed full of tours, parties, guest speakers, educational events and more!  There is something for everyone on our calendar this year, and the details will be posted here shortly, so please check back soon!

New Exhibit Coming Soon!

The curation of our upcoming exhibit is underway! We'll give you a hint - you're going to fall in love with it!

Annual Tea With Your Doll! Sold Out

Join us for our annual Tea with your Doll! This year our tea takes place in the 1920's, a decade filled with roaring music and glamorous fashion! Come learn how life was changing for families in the roaring twenties while enjoying twenties style hor d'oeuvres and tea. Each girl will go home with a goodie