2017 Summer Internships at the La Grange Area Historical Society

By |April 17th, 2017|

The La Grange Area Historical Society is seeking summer interns with a variety of qualifications, including technology, research, and marketing. An internship with the La Grange Area Historical Society will give you hands-on experience in […]

Frank Lloyd Wright Walk Tour Scheduled for May 21st

By |March 19th, 2017|

Our popular Frank Lloyd Wright tour of LaGrange will be offered May 21st, 2017. This two-hour walking tour will take you to four of the Frank Lloyd Wright homes in LaGrange. Historical Society member, John […]

The Villiage of La Grange to Recognize the La Grange Area Historical Society

By |March 19th, 2017|

The Village of LaGrange will recognize the LaGrange Area Historical Society for its contributions to the community. The ceremony will take place May 8th at the Village Hall, 53 South La Grange Road.  A plaque […]

Brick by Brick : Tracing Your Home’s History

By |March 19th, 2017|

If walls could talk… Was your home moved, damaged by fire or enlarged to accommodate a growing family? These questions can be answered at an adult education class at the LaGrange Park Library. This class […]

Support the La Grange Area Historical Society with La Grange Gives

By |February 11th, 2017|

Take a bite out of La Grange in February, and you’ll be giving back when you dine out. When you dine at many of your favorite La Grange restaurants from Feb 15-28 and mention LaGrangeGives, […]

Rock n’ Roll 50’s Style at the Historical Society’s Tea with your Doll

By |January 16th, 2017|

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 […]

Class on the History of La Grange Now Offered Through LTHS Adult Ed

By |January 14th, 2017|

Starting in February La Grange Area Historical Society member John Burns will be teaching a new class through the LTHS Adult Education program. The Program titled “La Grange, A Look Back”  will start February 2nd and […]

LGAHS Annual Holiday Open House

By |October 10th, 2016|

Despite the cold temps, the first snowfall of the year made the perfect backdrop for our Open House at the Vial Museum. Many families came to see Santa, sip hot cocoa, and shop in the […]

Story Time with Santa

By |October 10th, 2016|

Bring your little ones (ages 4-13) to visit with Santa and drink hot cocoa while he reads a magical holiday story. Story times will be offered on three dates in December: 12/8, 12/15, and 12/22. […]

Tea with your American Girl

By |October 8th, 2016|

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 […]

Stone Avenue Station Renovation Receives Historical Award

By |October 5th, 2016|

The Stone Avenue station renovation project was honored at the Landmarks Illinois 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards ceremony on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

Each year, Landmarks Illinois and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation honor […]

Discover the West End Tour Scheduled for Sunday September 11th

By |August 24th, 2016|

The La Grange Area Historical Society is pleased to present a walking tour with John Burns on September 11th.  The tour will focus on La Grange’s west end and will provide tour goers with some often […]

The La Grange Centennial Quilt

By |February 27th, 2016|

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 […]

Register For Our American Girl Tea Party

By |January 26th, 2016|

We are happy to announce 8 upcoming dates for our American Girl Tea Party.

Come have Tea with Your American Girl Doll! You’ll enjoy popular food and treats from the lifetime of our featured doll, Samantha […]

State of the Historical Society (SOTHS)

By |January 20th, 2016|

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 […]

Lost and Found, A Conversation with Nancy Kenney

By |November 9th, 2015|

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. […]

Law & Order: La Grange

By |September 30th, 2015|


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 […]

Historic Restoration Revives Beloved La Grange Stone Avenue Train Station

By |August 21st, 2015|

Tom Livingston, President of the Village of La Grange, reflects with fondness on the Stone Avenue Train Station. “My father took the train out of this station for forty years. It’s a real workhorse…” However, time had taken a toll on the […]

Spring News

By |June 19th, 2015|

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 […]