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Park Forest Historical Society

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Computers & Technology
  • Seniors
  • Veterans & Military Families
  • Women


400 LAKEWOOD BLVDPARK FOREST, IL 60466 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The specific mission of this society shall be: To preserve, interpret, and celebrate the unique history of the Village of Park Forest, Illinois through exhibits, publications, and special programs; To educate residents, students, and visitors in all aspects of the village history; To promote and support historical research; To encourage donations and enlist volunteers for the Park Forest Local History Collection and Archive and the 1950sPark ForestHouseMuseum; To honor those who have contributed to our community over a long period of time.


The Park Forest Historical Society operates the Park Forest Local History Collection and Archive and the 1950s Park Forest House Museum. Park Forest is the first fully-planned post-World War II suburb, America's Original GI Town. PFHS was established in 1985, the archive has existed since 1981 and the museum since 1998


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