Village of La Grange Park

Village of Roses
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Historical Committee

The Historical Committee is partnering with the La Grange Park Library and the La Grange Historical Society to provide some insightful activities for residents to learn about the history of the Village and their homes. Please see below for more information.
 
Library Series
Join the La Grange Park Library for their wonderful quarterly series on the history of La Grange Park. Next up in this exciting series is Brick by Brick, Tracing Your Home's History, presented on Thursday, April 13th at the La Grange Park Library. "If walls could talk... Was your home moved, damaged by fire or enlarged to accommodate a growing family? Tina Beaird will provide strategies for researching the history of your home by using government records, newspapers, phone directories, maps and other resources. Every home tells a story, what does yours say?" Sponsored by the La Grange Park Friends of the Library. Click below to view the printable flyer.  
 
Next in the series is Geology at the Local Level, Thursday, July 13th. Stay tune for more information.
 
La Grange Historical Society Exhibit and House Files
Want to learn more about your house? Stop by the La Grange Historical Society (444 S. La Grange). They have a house file on every home in La Grange Park regardless of their age. While there, be sure to check out their exhibit on La Grange Park, which is open to the public April 15th. To setup an appointment to view your home file or to find out the museum hours, please visit the La Grange Historical website.
 
Interactive Website
Want to know what to do with all the information on your house?  Come input it into our interactive map. The Quasquicentennial Committee has developed an interactive map as a means to share the wonderful history of our homes and businesses. Please consider setting aside 5 minutes of your day to complete the below survey, and share what you know so the history doesn’t get lost.
 
Time Capsule
Come memorialize life what life was like in La Grange Park on Friday, September 15th, when the Historical Committee buries a time capsule at the Village Hall. They will be including business cards of local businesses, advertisements, pictures of the town, and journal entries from residents about what life is like in 2017. If you would like to submit a current photograph of the town or a journal entry of what life is like, please contact dcurelo@lagrangepark.org for more information.