Join the Park Forest Historical Society TODAY!

Help us achieve our mission: 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 the village history; To promote and support historical research; 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 contributed to our community over a long period of time.

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  • To operate the 1950s Park Forest House Museum
  • To educate people on the history of Park  Forest's development
  • To care for the Park  Forest Local History Collection and Archive with thousands of photos and documents relating to Park Forest's history and growth
  • To present educational programs 5-6 times a year involving "the mutual remembrance of things past,"and on topics of regional and historical interest.
  • To bring our organization and mission to public attention.

The Park Forest Historical Society invites you, as a former or current resident, as a friend, or as a scholar of our history, to become a member.

We are an independent 501(c)(3)not-for-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
New in 2012-2013, Members are entitled to one free visit to the museum.

View Membership Information and/or our Membership Form

PFHS Corporate Members List. 2012-2013.