Bourbon, Brims, & Bowties! Derby Days Bourbon Tasting!

Join us on April 27th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm for Derby Inspired bourbon tasting in the garden at the Historical Society. Ticket price includes bourbon tastings from a variety of distilleries with signature mixers provided by Barrel House Social! Guests will also enjoy live music, Southern snacks, and an exclusive exhibit of our vintage

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

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

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

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

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

Register Now for Halloween Events!

New Events Coming in October! Hauntings of La Grange  Join us at the LaGrange Area Historical Society’s Vial House (circa 1874) for an evening of haunting, disquieting, and out of the ordinary tales that are embedded in the La Grange area’s past.  When:  Friday night, October 20th Friday night, October 27th Reception at 7:00 Lights out

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,

Tea with your American Girl

Come enjoy a fun tea party with your American Girl and celebrate Maryellen (1954) at the Vial House. Click here to register. Saturday, February 11th 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00 Sunday, February 12th 1:00 and 3:00 Come learn about sock hops and jukeboxes while enjoying 50’s style snacks and tea! American Girl themed prizes will be