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.
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.