Whether your memory was from “Sixteen Candles” filming near Meadowbrook Elementary School, “Ferris Buehler’s Day Off” filming at Glenbrook North High School, “She’s Having a Baby” filming at Sunset Foods (at the old location across the street), or any of his other movies that contained references to Northbrook, we want to know your story!
Stories involving local memories, including memorabilia and artifacts from the legacy of John Hughes filming in Northbrook, will be added to our collection and presented at our new exhibit.
Also featured in a Fox32 TV Chicago news segment on September 14th, 2016.
Make History Happen!
The Northbrook Historical Society has recently been given the 1892 era church at the corner of Church Street and Chapel Court. There may be no other building in Northbrook that illustrates the history of the Village as completely as the 123-year-old church that remains tucked away just a block from the downtown area.
Once we complete the special permit process through the Village we plan on using this building as the Hope Union Heritage Center containing the Louis J. Werhane history library and archives, and the Northbrook Historical Society offices.
Preserved in 1974, the Northfield Inn located at 1776 Walters Avenue will remain as the Northbrook History Museum and the Inn Shop. Both buildings will be visible examples of the Village’s history and the Northbrook Historical Society’s mission:
To discover, collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge, which will establish or illustrate the history of the Village of Northbrook, its exploration, settlement, development and progress.
Please help us preserve this historical treasure for the community by making a tax-deductible donation to the Northbrook Historical Society. For more information please call 847-498-3404 and leave a message. You will receive a prompt return call.
Donations may be sent to the following:
Hope Union Heritage Center Fund
1812 Chapel Court
Northbrook, IL 60062
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