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Grayslake, IL 60030
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Arts & Museums
Cook Memorial Library is located in Libertyville, Illinois. It was built for contractor and politician Ansel B. Cook in 1878 as a Victorian house. Cook later donated this property to become a library. After Cook's death, the building received a major Neoclassical-style renovation, and was converted into a library, opening to the public in the year 1921. It was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on August 16, 2001.
The Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda offers a blend of knowledge and information on history, art and popular culture. Established in 1976, it welcomes nearly 45,000 visitors per year. A distinctive feature of the museum is that it explains the history of Lake County in a simple and enjoyable atmosphere. There are enthralling special exhibits organised occasionally to depict the heritage of the region.
Artifacts, memorabilia, and photographs are on display to illustrate the exciting past of the Navy, and of Great Lakes in particular. Offering guided tours of Great Lakes Naval Training Center.
The Volo Auto Museum was founded in 1960, and as the name suggests it is dedicated to cars. From Hollywood to vintage, the entire range is on display at this museum. The unique thing about the museum is that it also dabbles in car dealership.
Offering programs, exhibits, and displays that cover a variety of topics and historical subject matter from specifics about Buffalo Grove people and places to a general overview of life in the past.
The Power House is an interactive energy museum with over 60 hands-on exhibits.
The Art Center or TAC, as it is commonly known, promotes art in the city of Highland Park. Three galleries within the center host art exhibitions throughout the year. Workshops and classes in fine art and creative outlets of all kinds are organized for all age groups. TAC also has a gift shop where you can buy artwork by local artists.
85,000 square feet of fun and education.
This Second Empire styled building was built in 1873 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979. The George Clayson House was the residential home of a local carpenter and orchardist of the same name. Spread across 10 acres (4.04 hectares), it was bought by the Palatine Public Library and is maintained by the Palatine Park District. Today it is a public museum and library focusing on local history. A gem for history lovers, it features countless heirlooms and relics from Palatine’s past.
The Northfield Inn, built circa 1894, was moved to its present location in 1975 and is the home of the Northbrook Historical Society and museum. The museum features a recreated 1890s Shermerville home, rotating exhibits of local interest and the Schinleber Collection of early Shermerville/Northbrook Photographs.
The past is, ironically, an essential part of a community’s present and future. It tells us how a particular community has sustained itself against trying times, and how it has flourished in times of prosperity. Thus, it is important to preserve this history, and the Arlington Heights Historical Society has done just that at the community’s Historical Museum. Comprising five buildings – Muller House, Log Cabin, Coach House, Banta House, and the Soda Pop Factory Building – this museum holds artifacts and documents detailing the past of Arlington Heights. Tours are available at specific timings, so do see the website to plan your visit.
Historic French Tudor mansion that features the work of noteworthy local and regional artists.