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

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

The La Grange Centennial Quilt

The La Grange Public Library unveiled the village’s restored Centennial Quilt this past February. The La Grange Area Historical Society was asked by the Library to help commemorate the quilt’s re-installation. LGAHS member John Burns researched the Society’s and Library’s archives and interviewed LAGHS members to prepare a presentation on the quilt’s history. Attendees learned

Lost and Found, A Conversation with Nancy Kenney

June 5, 2005: a team of British divers located an American submarine in the Golf of Thailand, missing since just before the end of the Second World War. Eighty-six men were lost with the U.S.S. Lagarto. One of those was William Mabin, a lifelong resident of La Grange and graduate of Lyons Township High School.

Law & Order: La Grange

  Lately, you've heard much about our efforts to digitize the files we keep on each home in the La Grange area. A much less talked about endeavor, though, is the one to photograph and transfer to computer file the original Book of Ordinances of La Grange which dates from 1879-1885, and is entirely hand-written. As a