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Chicago History Museum We are proud to be a partner with the Chicago History Museum
DuPage County History This is an independent DuPage County history and genealogy site.
Edgewater Historical Society The Edgewater Historical Society was founded in January of 1988 to involve the Edgewater community in the preservation of its history. The impetus to form the Society was the 1986 celebration of the Edgewater Centennial, during which the Edgewater Community Council conducted an oral history project. From that project grew a great interest in researching and documenting neighborhood streets and structures.
Chicago Fire Department Museum Museum under development.
Evanston History Center The mission of the Evanston History Center is to collect, preserve and interpret the rich history of the City of Evanston and all its people through exhibits, educational programs and research facilities.
Illinois Labor History Society The Illinois Labor History Society (ILHS) was formed on August 5, 1969 in the office of the late Joseph M. Jacobs, attorney for the Chicago Teachers Union, Meatcutters, and other labor organizations. The mission of the ILHS was set forth: It shall be the Purpose of the Illinois Labor History Society to encourage the preservation and study of labor history materials of the Illinois Region, and to arouse public interest in the profound significance of the past to the present.
Skokie Historical Society The Skokie Historical Society is a volunteer organization dedicated to collecting information and artifacts pertaining to Skokie, Illinois previously known as Niles Center. The current Society was formed in 1982 and received the collection of its predecessor. The collection includes manuscripts, published works, periodicals, oral histories, genealogies, photographs and artifacts. The collection is available to the general public for examination and research by appointment. A portion of the collection is now available on-line at the Historical Society’s website. The Historical Society collection is located at the Historic Engine House and Log Cabin which is owned and operated by the Skokie Park District. In 1991, the Historic Engine House was restored to its 1915 appearance.
Illinois Periodicals On-Line In 1997, the Northern Illinois University Libraries, DeKalb, Illinois, successfully applied for a grant to the Illinois State Library for the Illinois Periodicals Online (IPO) project. The project was awarded three separate grants through the Illinois State Library's Educate and Automate funds. The project will benefit Illinois citizens and the library community by providing public domain Internet access to Illinois-based magazines covering many topics of interest about the state.
Edgebrook Historical Society We are a local historical society founded originally to coincide with the Old Edgebrook Landmark District, City of Chicago. We have expanded our horizons to include Sauganash for Forest Glen, neighboring communities here on the northwest side of Chicago. We are centered in the Caldwell's Reserve of Billy Caldwell's grant from the US government of 1828. We hope to establish a local history museum some day.
Chicago Jewish Historical Society The Chicago Jewish Historical Society was founded in 1977, and is in part an outgrowth of local Jewish participation in the American Bicentennial Celebration of 1976. Muriel Robin was the founding president. The Society has as its purpose the discovery, preservation and dissemination of information concerning the Jewish experience in the Chicago area.
Ravenswood-Lake View Historical Association Covers the former community area of Ravenswood and the former City of Lake View.
American Police Museum In a town bristling with gangster attractions, it's refreshing to see things from the law enforcement perspective. The magnet for us was the rumor of a "working electric chair," but the American Police Center & Museum holds plenty of other surprises.
The parking lot is surrounded by a high, spiked fence. Museum employees are safe behind thick glass, authorizing and buzzing in visitors, then monitoring from the offices. The museum is a gymnasium-sized room, subdivided into thematic display alcoves. A Batman dummy is poised to jump from the rafters high above. The collection and museum was started in 1974; this location was opened in 1986. There's plenty of cop-o-bilia -- police badge and shield displays, patches, uniforms of many time periods and many nations.
Chicago Public Library Since first opening its doors to the public in 1873, the Chicago Public Library has maintained its status of one of the City's most democratic of institutions — providing all Chicagoans with a free and open place to gather, learn, connect, read and be transformed. The 79 locations of the Chicago Public Library are at the forefront of providing innovative library services, technologies and tools Chicagoans need to achieve their personal goals and to establish the City's role as a competitive force in the global marketplace. Since 1989, the City of Chicago and the Chicago Public Library have opened 52 new or renovated neighborhood libraries — unprecedented public library growth. These new libraries are that special third place — beyond home and work — where people come to improve their lives, nourish their intellect or simply to be entertained. The library is where people of all ages and backgrounds gather freely. Through its rich and current book collections, state of the art technology and cultural and public partnerships, the Chicago Public Library is a thriving, engaged leader in Chicago's diverse neighborhoods. The on-line access lets you search old magazines and newspapers. To download music. To research "the stacks." And, many more features. You need a Chicago Public Library card to access most of the on-line features.
Illinois Audubon Society The Illinois Audubon Society was organized as an independent, state-wide, educational and scientific organization, incorporated April 10, 1897, by the State of Illinois.
Their mission is "to promote the perpetuation and appreciation of native flora and fauna of Illinois and the habitats that support them." Fundamental to this end are the control of pollution, the conservation of energy and all natural resources, a sound ecological relationship between human populations and their environments, and the education and involvement of the public in such efforts.