Museum Addition Fundraising Campaign!
Preserving the Past—
Preparing for the Future
Once again, we thank you for your generous response to your yearend appeal. Donations totaling $11, 779.00 were received from you our members and friends, bringing the total in the Building Fund to almost $188,000.00.
We remain encouraged that the Museum Addition Fund will continue to grow as we prepare to celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2018!
Bring a bit of Waukegan history home!
The Society is offering a select number of images for sale from its print collection; many were first shown in Images of America: Waukegan and the Society’s book, Waukegan: A History.
The images are now available for purchase from the Society as unframed or framed prints (11-in. x 14-in. with a black border) that are ready to hang in your home, office or business.
The Waukegan Historical Society, a not-for-profit volunteer organization, was formed in 1968 by a group of residents to preserve and promote the long and varied history of Waukegan. If you have an interest in local history or that of your family, consider becoming a member. We would welcome your participation with us.
The Society and the Waukegan Park District jointly operate the Waukegan History Museum located amidst the gently rolling landscape of Bowen Park in northeastern Waukegan. The Museum resides in two historic structures on Bowen Heritage Circle, the Haines House (home of the Waukegan History Museum) and Lilac Cottage (home of the Raymond Library).
One of the earliest surviving structures in Lake County, the Haines House has been restored to reflect the décor of the late 1800’s when it was the home of John C. Haines, an early mayor of Chicago. It also houses important Waukegan artifacts, and both permanent and short term exhibits.
The Waukegan History Museum is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Group tours may be scheduled by appointment.
Except as noted above, the Raymond Library houses the Society’s extensive research collection of photos and documents on all aspects of Waukegan’s history. It is open Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.