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The Museum is closed in this location.

We will be moving to St. Mary's Catolic Church, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest.

Step Back into the 1950s With Us!


The 1950s Park Forest House Museum has been in an original rental townhome as it might have been, 1948-1953. Operated by the Park Forest Historical Society. Sponsored by Central Park Apartments.

Now Moving to 227 Monee Road.  Opening late May to early June.

Museum Hours Closed April 18, 2015 until June 1?

Closed January and most major holidays.
Group and School tours by appointment. Consult this page for special openings.

$5 for adults;  12 & under free with a paying adult

Group rates negotiable for large tours, school and scout field trips.

We need financial help with expenses of our new museum site. The Park Forest Historical Society is accepting donations to "Adopt a Month of Rent."

Rent for the museum is $565 (June 1, 2014). If you can make a donation toward rent for $565 per month, or help pay our utilities, please email the society or phone our President, Michael Gans, 708-305-3308. We are out of PODS, but now pay rent at St. Mary's. Our share is about $125, and we will be paying utilities and some other expenses there.

CSCVB Logo Book motel rooms thru this link and we get credit for bringing you here! Accommodations near the museum.
Our restaurant list : More accomodations and restaurant suggestions are available on the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau Website.

PFHS website design supported by a 2008 Tourism Grant from Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau.



The 1950s Park Forest House Museum Needs Volunteers!! Find out more.


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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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