Northbrook Historical Society
1812 Chapel Court
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

All facilities are closed on national holidays.

Northbrook History Museum
1776 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

Sundays 2pm to 4pm
or by appointment

Phone: (847) 498-3404

Artisans at the Inn Shop
1776 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

Thursday – Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sundays – 2pm to 4pm

Phone: (847) 498-0884

Hope Union Heritage Center
Archives and Offices
1812 Chapel Court
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

Thursdays 10am-2pm
or by appointment

Phone: (847) 498-3404

A Message from Our President

March 13,

The safety of our volunteers and visitors is a top priority for the Northbrook Historical Society. Therefore, the Museum, Heritage Center and the Artisans at the Inn Shop are closed, and will remain so, during the rapidly changing situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are doing this solely out of an abundance of caution and recommendations of social distancing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

We will reassess the situation in 30 days and will reopen at a future date.

If you have a research question, please call (847) 498-3404 or send us an e-mail.

Judy Hughes
President, Northbrook Historical Society

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.

You can read more about this incredible gift here.

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 847-272-7567.

Donations may be sent to the following:

Hope Union Heritage Center Fund
PO Box 2021
Northbrook, IL 60065-2021

Historian’s Corner

Do you live on a street named for a pioneer settler?
Click this link to find out.

Take the Shermerville – Northbrook Quiz to see what you know about our Village’s history.

Northbrook Factoid

Two stores have been in the Village Shopping Center since the beginning…

Phillip’s Shoe Clinic and O’Reilly Cleaners!

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