La Grange Area Historical Society

Helping to Preserve Our Community's History

The La Grange Area Historical Society (LAHS) was founded in 1972 to bring together people who are interested in the history of La Grange and La Grange Park while also providing the means and facilities for the research and study of our heritage.

Detailed Collections Available for Public Viewing

Since its founding, LAHS has been collecting documents, photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia. Our dedicated volunteers give countless hours toward clipping, organizing, and cataloging of newspaper articles dating back to the 1890s and they copy them onto acid-free paper for inclusion in to the museum's files. These files are available to the public for viewing. Come explore your house file!

Programs & Events

Programs and events hosted by the LAHS include:

  • Historic walking tours
  • Museum tours
  • Monthly Open House
    Fourth Sunday each month from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 444 S. La Grange Road
    La Grange, IL 60525
  • Research your home's history
    Every Wednesday from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon*
  • Special events throughout the year

Note: Appointments are necessary outside of these hours. All staff are volunteers, and volunteers are always needed.

For More Information

If you have any questions, would like to volunteer, or are interested in more information about La Grange's history, please contact the La Grange Area Historical Society at (708) 482-4248.