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Hinsdale Historical Society

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Hinsdale History Museum
Hinsdale History Museum, Hinsdale, Illinois

Need service hours? Interested in working in a museum? Spend time helping out the Hinsdale Historical Society!

Hinsdale History Museum is a restored 1874 house representing a middle-class Hinsdale family home of the late-Victorian era. The museum includes several period rooms and a few small exhibit spaces.

Volunteers will assist with collections inventory- a great opportunity to get "hands on" with some artifacts! Depending on interest and time available, volunteers may also be involved in the creation or presentation of museum/educational programs, museum tours, development and installation of museum displays/exhibits, or any other special projects determined by Programs Manager.

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About Hinsdale Historical Society

Location:

P.O. Box 336, Hinsdale, IL 60522, US

Mission Statement

The Hinsdale Historical Society bridges the past, present, and future by engaging the community with its history and architecture.

Description

The Hinsdale Historical Society is an Illinois 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1975 that relies on private donations, membership dues, grants, and fund raisers to meet its mission to bridge the past, present, and future by engaging the community with its history and architecture. The Society has preserved and is maintaining three historic properties in the Village:

  • The Hinsdale History Museum, at 15 South Clay Street, is housed in an 1874 Italianate-style home complete with period furnishings depicting the lifestyle of early Hinsdaleans. Personal tours, programming, and varied exhibits educate visitors about the unique history of Hinsdale.
  • Immanuel Hall, on the corner of Grant and Third Streets, is a frame church built by local German residents in 1900 that, now rehabilitated, provides the community with a unique setting to hold gatherings. The lower level is home to the Roger & Ruth Anderson Architecture Center, a community resource for local architecture which houses the Society's extensive local history archives.
  • The R. Harold Zook Home and Studio, in Katherine Legge Memorial Park, is a unique cottage designed and built in 1924 by the prominent local architect R. Harold Zook. Saved from demolition, the main house awaits restoration, while the studio serves as an educational site.

The Society is governed by a Board of Trustees with active committees supported by a part-time Executive Director.

Arts & Culture
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Hinsdale History Museum15 S Clay StHinsdale, IL 60521

(41.80293,-87.93507)
 

SKILLS

  • Library Sciences
  • History
  • Research
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • Two hours per volunteering session.
  • Hours needs to be completed during Museum open hours. (F/Sa 12-4pm)

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