Historical Society and Museum Hours

Historical Society and History museums tend to have limited hours. In an effort to encourage visiting and researching, hours and locations of as many area museums are located here. 

Museums in Cook County 

Blue Island Historical Society

13018 Maple Avenue, Blue Island, IL 60406

Hours available by appointment only 


Located in the Albee House, built in 1878 . Local artifacts, photographs, and various objects fill the display cases. The Albee House is open by appointment only or for special events. Historic House Walk in autumn every year. 

The Blue Island History Museum

Blue Island Public Library

2433 York Street, Blue Island, IL 60406

Monday to Thursday: 9am - 9pm

Friday and Saturday: 9am - 5pm


Blue Island Public Library includes the Blue Island History Museum artifacts on the lower level. 

Flossmoor History

2709 Flossmoor Road, Flossmoor, IL 60422

Hours not yet available at this time 


Founded 2022 and located in the A.L. Wagner & Co. Real Estate Building, constructed in 1889. 

Homewood Historical Society

2035 183rd St, Homewood, IL 60430

Tuesday 1pm - 3pm 

Saturday - 1pm - 13pm 


Founded in 1980 and located in the  1891 Christian Dorband-Charles Albee Howe House, now a museum.  Offers tours throughout the summer, including historic landmarks and Richard Haas Murals. 

Lemont Area Historical Society

306 Lemont St, Lemont, IL 60439 

Friday 10am - 2pm 

Saturday - 10am - 1pm 

Tuesday 10am - 2pm 


Formed in 1970 and located in the Old Stone Church, built in 1860. Contains a second floor of archives available for research and basement museum featuring several exhibits. Tours are hosted in the historic district downtown and along the I&M Canal from March through September. 

Midlothian Historical Society

14609 Springfield Ave, Midlothian, IL 60445

First and Third Saturdays of each month - 1pm - 3pm


Located in the original Midlothian Public School building, later the Midlothian Public Library and built in 1931. 

Orland Park History Museum

14415 Beacon Ave. Orland Park, IL 60462

Thursday - Saturday 10am - 3pm


Located in the old Orland Park Village Hall, built in 1960. 

Palos Historical Society

12332 S Forest Glen Blvd, Palos Park, IL 60464

Tuesday 9am - 1pm 


Formed in 1957 and located behind the Administration Center.  Founded to encourage historical inquiry, to collect and preserve materials of history and spread historical information. Activities include meetings, lectures, social events, field trips, Memorial Day services as well as research and preservation of historical facts.

Tinley Park Historical Society

6727 174th St, Tinley Park, IL 60477

Wednesday 10am - 2pm 

First Sunday of each month 1pm - 3pm 

Second Thurdday of each month 6pm - 8pm


Formed in 1974 and located in the Old Zion Lutheran Church  built in 1884.  Now referred to as Landmark Chapel and adjoining Schoolhouse Museum.  Tours are available by appointment.