If you want to learn more about the area’s history, here are two museums where you can enjoy a fun-filled trip back in time:
Elk Grove Historical Museum
At the Elk Grove Historical Museum, visitors can explore history in a new way with games, crafts, exhibitions, and demonstrations. Open year-round, it specializes in the history of Elk Grove Village and the city’s growth over time. The exhibits rotate, and the museum’s permanent collection includes photographs, archives, and the recorded stories of people who share their experiences and memories of our community.
Guests can explore on their own or enjoy a docent-led tour through the entire museum campus. The docents will tell about daily life in the 1800s and take everyone through the farmhouse. Built in the mid-1860s, the farmhouse is a post and beam structure featuring a kitchen, sickroom, sewing room, parlor, and two upstairs bedrooms.
Roselle History Museum
Open on Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Roselle History Museum focuses on Roselle and the surrounding areas. It strives to provide a dynamic historical and educational resource for its visitors, and everyone can enjoy activities and exploring both temporary and permanent exhibits.
One of the highlights is the Richter House. Found in the rear of the museum campus, the home was built in 1878 and stood at 27 S. Prospect Street until 1996. It was purchased by the Richter family in 1920, and Malinda remained in the home after it was moved until she passed away two years later at 105. Today, the property represents a Roselle working man’s home in the 1920s, and nearly all of the pieces on display belonged to Mr. Richter.
These are just two of the museums near Marquette at Willow Crossing. If you would like to call our community home, please contact us. We would love to give you a tour where you can see everything we have to offer.Back to all posts