Our Projects

1950s Park Forest House Museum

141 Forest Blvd.
Open Wednesday and Saturday 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Donation $5 for adults;  12 & under free with a paying adult
School and group tours by appointment
Special pricing may apply.  Group rates available.

Park Forest Local History Collection and Archive

Archive Office in St. Mary's Catholic Church, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL  60466 Open Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon; or by appointment.  Local History Files at Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, IL  60466.

  • Oral History Transcripts
  • Photographs
  • Slides
  • Videotapes, DVD's
  • Audiotapes, CD's
  • Manuscript Collections
  • Select Government Documents
  • Scrapbooks
  • Architectural History
  • Biography Files
  • Maps
  • Shopping Center History
  • Educational Programs 5-6 times a year

Park Forest Hall of Fame

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The mission of the Park Forest Historical Society is to preserve, interpret and celebrate the unique history, diversity and achievements of the Village of Park Forest, Illinois through exhibits, publications and special programs;To educate residents, students and visitors in all aspects of village history;To encourage donations and enlist volunteers for the Park Forest Local History Collection and Archive and the 1950s Park Forest House Museum;To honor those who have, over a long period of time, contributed to the Village of Park Forest.

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