Living Room of the Park Forest House Museum



Green and pink frizze chairs, formica coffee tables, an Admiral TV, and a Heywood-Wakefield bookcase. The white bookcase was built in in the earlier courts.  Later it was a free-standing unit, supplied by the builders.


When is the last time you said ""Hi" to Howdy Doody?  Come see the 1950s toys, dolls, games and children's books.


The buffet in the living room has three drawers full of tablecloths and linens to look at. Notice the matching lamps with wrought iron legs.


The American Community Builders display area where the museum guide tells the story of how Park Forest was planned.

We are o longer in the original rental townhome, but our furniture is arranged this way in our new location.


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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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