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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

Storytime with Santa

Bring the kids for a fun evening with Santa. Cocoa and cookies will be served as Santa reads classic and new Christmas stories. There will be opportunities for pictures with Santa as well. Each child will receive a souvenir cocoa mug and Christmas treats. Story Time starts at 6:30 and will end between 7:30 and

Victorian Ornament Presentation

Victorian Ornament Presentation Date:  Friday, December 8th Time: 7:00 - 8:30 Location: La Grange Area Historical Society 444 S. La Grange Rd. Returning to the Vial House Museum this year is the Victorian Christmas tree adorned with ornaments hand made by La Grange resident Carol Norling.  On December 8th discover the wonder and detail of

Holiday Open House

  Please join us on Sunday, December 3rd from 12:00 - 4:00 for some old fashioned festivities during our Holiday Open House. The Vial House will be beautifully decorated with our vintage holiday collection.  Jolly Ole St. Nick will be on hand for visits and photos with children, and live music will fill the house

Spooky Storytime! Register Now!

Join us this October for Spooky Storytime! This new event was created by our Tea with Your Doll coordinator, Becca Rymsza, and it's sure to be tons of fun for the little ones!  Come participate in interactive spooky and silly Halloween stories, play games, have snacks, and learn about how Halloween has been celebrated throughout history!