Our Museum

The Glencoe Historical Society museum campus is located at 375 Park Avenue, Glencoe, IL.  The campus consists of two buildings and a garden.  We offer exhibits on the first floor of both the 375 Park Avenue building and the first floor of the 377 Park Avenue building on the back of the property.  The museum is open every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.  It is best, however, to call ahead (847-835-0040) to make sure that we will be able to provide you with the best and most productive visit.  The exhibits listed below are currently on display.

The Wright in Glencoe Exhibit

This exhibit is located in the 375 Park Avenue building.   It introduces visitors to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright in our community.  It was part of the Glencoe Historical Society’s celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed subdivision in Glencoe called Ravine Bluffs.  It contains new research and many never-before-seen drawings and photographs.   For more information on the Ravine Bluffs Centennial and Wright in Glencoe, please visit www.wrightinglencoe.org, a website devoted exclusively to that event.  For more information on the exhibit, click on the button below.

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The Eklund Room

This exhibit is located in the 377 Park Avenue building.  It introduces visitors to Sara “Sally” Eklund and her family.  Sally was the donor of the buildings and the garden that today form the public campus of the Glencoe Historical Society.   The Eklund Room displays the tools used by Sally’s father in the furniture and upholstery business that he operated at our 375 Park Avenue address.  It also includes items from Sally’s own decorating practice. A visit to the Glencoe Historical Society is not complete without stopping in this permanent memorial to our most generous benefactor. For more information, click on the button below.

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