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Elk Grove Historical Society

The Elk Grove Historical Society was formed on July 10, 1975 and has been an important factor in the preservation of our local history ever since.  The Elk Grove Historical Society brings together for mutual enrichment people who are interested in discovering the heritage of Elk Grove Village, township, and vicinity. The Society also advises and assists in the collection and preservation of items of historical relevance and strives to provide ongoing opportunities for guests of all ages to immerse themselves in the rich and diverse history of the region.


The Historical Society is looking for new members to join our museum family!  Membership benefits include entrance to Spring Planting, Pioneer Day and Dairy Day, a members only holiday party, quarterly newsletter, free copies of research records, 10% off all items in the museum store and discounts on museum programs!  Below are the costs for society membership:

  • Individual Membership-$15
  • Family Membership-$20
  • Senior Membership-$8
  • Student with ID/Child-$8
  • Corporate Membership-$100
  • Lifetime Membership-$200

Resident Donations

The Historical Society is looking for your help in sharing old photos, stories or artifacts with the museum! 

Below are just some ideas of what we are looking for:

  • Photographs
  • Maps
  • Oral Histories and Stories
  • Artifacts (Clothing, House ware, etc.)

Because of our limited space, not all items can be accepted but we would love for you to share with us your pieces of Elk Grove history!

Virtual Backpack

Additional materials and information are available for download below. All files are in PDF format.

Contact the Museum

For more information regarding the Elk Grove Historical Museum and its programming, please call (847) 439-3994 or email the Program Manager

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