State of the Historical Society (SOTHS)

Last week, President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union message. It is with SOTU still on my mind that I offer a similar address, this one though, concerns the State of the Historical Society…  Let’s call it SOTHS. My fellow history enthusiasts: 2015 was a dynamic year at the La Grange Area Historical

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

Spring News

What's Wright in La Grange? Sunday, May 17th from 1:30 - 3:00pm A Walking Tour Given by LAHS Member: John Burns.  On this tour you'll learn about Wright's bootlegged designs. You'll also have the chance to view the exteriors of 4 Wright designs dated between 1892 and the early 1900s. Space is limited, please RSVP