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Bensenville
Bensenville Historical Society
200 South Church Road
Bensenville IL 60106
Phone 630 238-1844
Web Site http://history.bensenville.lib.il.us/
E-mail mailto:history@bensenville.lib.il.us
Description local history collection housed in city library
Type of Resource History Related Organization
Primary Focus Historical Society
Collection N-Z Photography
Research /Reading  Library
New or Updated: 04/21/2003

Chicago
Museum of Holography Chicago
1134 West Washington Blvd
Chicago IL 60607
Phone 773 226-1007
Web Site http://www.holographiccenter.com/
Alt Web http://www.jsonline.com/dd/destmid/feb02/19708.asp
Description 3-D images by hologram, laser imaging
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Arts
Collection N-Z Photography
New or Updated: 05/18/2003
 

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  De Kalb

  Heritage Square Historical Archives

  105 North 1st St

  De Kalb  IL   60115    

  Phone   815 756-1445

  Web Site  http://www.bios.niu.edu/heritage/

  Description  features collection of photographs of DeKalb area

  Type of Resource   Gallery

  Primary Focus  Arts

  Kind of Activity   Link List

  Nature of Group or Site  Online Museum

  Collection A-F Drawings

  Collection N-Z  Photography

  Research /Reading  Archives

  New or Updated:         1/2/2006
 

  Des Plaines

  Des Plaines Historical Museum

  789 Pearson Street

  Des Plaines  IL   60016    

  Phone   847 391-5399

  Web Site  http://dpkhome.northstarnet.org/DPHS/

  Description  home of local hardware merchant Benjamin Kinder  is now museum and research library

  Type of Resource   House Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Collection N-Z  Photography

  Research /Reading  Library

  Era  1907

  New or Updated:  1/14/2005

Illinois
Elmhurst
Elmhurst Historical Museum
120 East Park Avenue
Elmhurst IL 60126
Phone
630 833-1457
Web Site
http://www.elmhurst.org/elmhurst/museum/
Description 7000 artifacts, 10,000 photos, Elmhurst as a model of suburbanization
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Nature of Group or Site Municipal
Collection M-Z Photography
Research /Reading Archives
New or Updated: 06/02/2003
 

  IL

  Elmhurst

  American Movie Palace Museum

  152 North York 2nd Floor

  York Theatre Building

  Elmhurst  IL 60126    

  Phone  630 782-1800

  Web   http://www2.hawaii.edu/~angell/thsa/museum.html

  Description  drawings, photos, memorabilia of the great movie palaces

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Entertainment

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Architecture

  Collection G-M  Models

  Collection   Photography

  Owner/Operator:  Theatre Historical Society of America

  New or Updated   1/19/2006

  Mendota
 
Hume-Carnegie Museum
 
901 Washington Street
 
PO Box 43
 
Mendota  IL             61342    
 
Phone              815 539-3373
 
Web Site      http://www.mendotamuseums.org/
 
E-mail         mailto:mendotamuseums@tsf.net
 
Description      Wild Bill Hickok (born nearby), Helen Hokison, local photos & memorabilia
 
Type of Resource       Museum
 
Primary Focus    Local History
 
Building Type    Library
 
Collection N-Z     Photography
 
New or Updated:                 11/27/2003

Illinois
Oak Park
Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest
217 Home Avenue
Oak Park IL 60302
Phone 708 848-6755
Web Site
Description
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Collection N-Z Photography

Princeton
Bureau County Historical Society Museum
109 Park Ave W
Princeton IL 61356
Phone 815 875-2184
Web Site http://www.bureaucounty-il.com/bchist.htm
Description four floors of local history, library features Immke Photographic Archive
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Collection N-Z Photography
Research/Reading Library

Illinois
West Chicago
West Chicago City Museum
132 Main Street
West Chicago IL 60185
Phone 630 231-3376
Web Site http://www.westchicago.org/
Description local history with emphasis on railroading past
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type City Hall
Collection N-Z Photography
Research/Reading Library
Era 1884

  Wilmette
 
Wilmette Historical Museum
 
609 Ridge Road
 
Wilmette  IL  60091    
 
Phone  847 853-7666
 
Web Site  http://www.wilmettehistory.org/
 
Description  local collections, rotating exhibits, in former Gross Point Village Hall
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  City Hall
 
Collection A-F  Costumes
 
Collection N-Z  Photography
 
Research /Reading  Archives
 
Owner/Operator:  Wilmette Historical Society
 
New or Updated:  08/21/2003

 

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