Viewing and Discussion of “Lost and Found: The Legacy of the U.S.S. Lagarto”

We hope you can join us for this event at the Historical Society on Sunday, September 15th at 3:00 pm. This compelling documentary was produced in 2009 and won three Midwest Emmy’s for Best Documentary, Best Writing, and Best Musical Score.  The documentary was aired frequently on WTTW and other PBS stations nationwide, and received

Brick by Brick: Tracing your Home’s History

Brick by Brick: Tracing Your Home's History   If walls could talk… Was your home moved, damaged by fire or enlarged to accommodate a growing family? Join the La Grange Area Historical Society and genealogist Tina Beaird will provide strategies for researching the history of your home by using government records, newspapers, phone directories, maps

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

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

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

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!