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

2017 Summer Internships at the La Grange Area Historical Society

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 various areas of our operations that will help you build your resume. At the same time, our interns play important

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? These questions can be answered at an adult education class at the LaGrange Park Library. This class is being offered in conjunction with the LaGrange Park’s 125th Anniversary. This free class will feature Tina Beaird, who will

Support the La Grange Area Historical Society with La Grange Gives

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, 15% of your food purchase will be donated to the local non-profit organizations that are helping your neighbors (excluding tax,

Discover the West End Tour Scheduled for September 9th and 10th

The La Grange Area Historical Society is pleased to announce the return of the West End walking tour with John Burns on September 9th and 10th.  The tour will focus on La Grange’s west end and will provide tour goers with some surprising tales of the village near Stone Avenue Station. Did you ever wonder: What

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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

Historic Restoration Revives Beloved La Grange Stone Avenue Train Station

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 century-old station: rusted gutters, rotting wood, peeling paint, a deteriorated roof. The workhorse needed mending. In 2005, the village launched a restoration effort that would