Lake Villa Historical Society

Lake Villa Historical Society e-mail [email protected] to arrange other visits. Membership meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month (except Jan. &, July). Business meeting @ 6:30, program @ 7pm.

The objectives of the Lake Villa Historical Society are to collect, preserve, study, interpret, and exhibit significant materials relating to the Lake Villa area and to provide related educational services for the purpose of increasing and enriching public knowledge. The acts of acquisition, accession and deaccession shall reflect the stated purposes.

Thank you to Diana Dretske for a very informative presentation on preserving our natural history. Here is some info on o...
04/17/2019
Jens Jensen The Living Green documentary

Thank you to Diana Dretske for a very informative presentation on preserving our natural history. Here is some info on one of the preventionists, Jens Jensen.

Jens Jensen The Living Green documentary about pioneering conservationist, landscape architect

Lake Villa Historical Society's cover photo
04/16/2019

Lake Villa Historical Society's cover photo

A few pictures from our SpringFest Expo booth.
04/16/2019

A few pictures from our SpringFest Expo booth.

More views from the St Patrick's Day Parade 2019
03/20/2019

More views from the St Patrick's Day Parade 2019

Lake Villa St. Pat's Day Parade 2019

Town Planner of Northern Illinois
03/20/2019

Town Planner of Northern Illinois

A little late but think of it as a Touch O'Green for the First Day of Spring! Lake Villa Tom Weber Lindenhurst Park District Village of Lindenhurst Lake Villa Township Lake Villa Fire Department "Lake Villa Days" Lake Villa Historical Society Lawn Doctor of Antioch-Waukegan Lindenhurst - Lake Villa Chamber of Commerce

Thank you Andrew Ringa for your very informative presentation of the History of Ringa Funeral Home.  EST. 1895 & FIVE ge...
03/20/2019

Thank you Andrew Ringa for your very informative presentation of the History of Ringa Funeral Home. EST. 1895 & FIVE generations WOW!

03/06/2019
The History of Daylight Saving Time

This Sunday.....

Every spring we set our clocks forward an hour, and every fall we set them back, but why? Before you "spring forward" an hour this weekend, learn the real story behind Daylight Saving Time.

Our February Meeting is tomorrow night! Join us for LAKE VILLA TRIVIA, 2nd addition.Business meeting begins at 6:30 pm, ...
02/18/2019

Our February Meeting is tomorrow night!
Join us for LAKE VILLA TRIVIA, 2nd addition.
Business meeting begins at 6:30 pm, program at 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
All are invited to attend!

WGN Morning News
02/12/2019

WGN Morning News

Abraham Lincoln was born on this date in 1809.

Fun fact, Illinois has 89 schools named "Lincoln," more than any other state.

01/01/2019
Waukegan History Museum hosts Abraham Lincoln Pop-Up Exhibit
12/17/2018
Waukegan History Museum hosts Abraham Lincoln Pop-Up Exhibit

Waukegan History Museum hosts Abraham Lincoln Pop-Up Exhibit

The Waukegan History Museum has a new pop-up exhibit titled "Abraham Lincoln: A Man Of His Time, A Man For All Times" on view in the theater at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts in Bowen Park.

Lake Villa Historical Society's cover photo
12/13/2018

Lake Villa Historical Society's cover photo

Lake Villa Historical Society's cover photo
12/13/2018

Lake Villa Historical Society's cover photo

12/13/2018
WGN Radio

WGN Radio

The Antioch HS Choir sing “Deck the Hall.”

12/12/2018
200 Objects That Made History in Lake and McHenry Counties

Lake County Celebrates Illinois' 200th
Exhibit open through Sunday, January 6, 2019

This special exhibition hosted at the Dunn Museum commemorates the Illinois Bicentennial (1818–2018) and showcases objects that made history in Lake and McHenry Counties. The exhibition is a collaborative project of the Lake County Historical Alliance, and a companion to the Alliance’s book “200 Objects that Made History in Lake and McHenry Counties.”

To order the book online: http://www.blurb.com/b/8490907-200-objects-that-made-history-in-lake-and-mchenry

Plan your visit to the Dunn Museum: https://www.lcfpd.org/museum/planning/
Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm and Sundays 12 – 5 pm. The museum is CLOSED on Mondays and Christmas Day and New Years Day.

This book is a joint project of 23 non-profit historical organizations who work on a daily basis to preserve, protect, interpret and share the exciting local heritage of Lake and McHenry Counties. Each organization chose artifacts and photos from their collection which they felt helped to tell stori...

A most gracious thank you to the Madrigal Choir from Antioch Community High School for a lovely holiday program tonight!...
12/12/2018

A most gracious thank you to the Madrigal Choir from Antioch Community High School for a lovely holiday program tonight! 🌲

Madrigal Choir - SpinGo.com - SpinGo Calendar
12/10/2018
Madrigal Choir - SpinGo.com - SpinGo Calendar

Madrigal Choir - SpinGo.com - SpinGo Calendar

Dec 11, 2018 - Lake Villa District Library - The Lake Villa Historical Society will be sponsoring an event at the Lake Villa District Library on 12-11-18 at 7:00pm. Join us to enjoy the sounds of...

Lake Villa District Library
12/09/2018

Lake Villa District Library

Lunchtime @the library presents 'Behind the Scenes at Marshall Field's Holiday Traditions.

Photos from Lake Villa Historical Society's post
12/07/2018

Photos from Lake Villa Historical Society's post

Breakfast with Santa 2018
12/07/2018

Breakfast with Santa 2018

RIP President George H W Bush
12/06/2018

RIP President George H W Bush

Upon hearing of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, George H. W. Bush decided he wanted to join the U.S. Navy to become an aviator. Six months later, after graduating high school, he enlisted in the Navy on his 18th birthday and began preflight training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After completing the 10-month course, he was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve on June 9, 1943, several days before his 19th birthday, making him one of the youngest naval aviators.

Take some time to learn more about his service to our Navy and our nation here: https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/research/histories/biographies-list/bios-b/bush-george-h-w.html

Very nice article in the News Sun today about Breakfast with Santa!
12/03/2018
Lake Villa Breakfast with Santa blends Christmas and history

Very nice article in the News Sun today about Breakfast with Santa!

At the 7th annual Lake Villa Historical Society’s Breakfast with Santa fundraiser, boys and girls who said they have been good all year got a chance to speak with Santa a little early and tell him what they wish for this Christmas.

EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support! NO tickets will be available at the door. Please add yourself to the Even...
11/29/2018
Lake Villa Historical Society

EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support! NO tickets will be available at the door. Please add yourself to the Eventbrite waitlist.

This is a great family event that many have made their tradition. This year we have Millie from Millie's Musical Adventures, girl scouts assisting with crafts for kids, raffles, SANTA and the Lake Villa Township Lions Club's locally famous pancake, french toast & sausage breakfast. New this year is 3 different arrival times with pre sales tickets available NOW! This event is expected to sell out so don't delay! Click on the link below.

8-8:30 am & 9-9:30 am are both SOLD OUT! Tickets still available for 11-11:30 am. Click on link below to get your ticket...
11/28/2018
Lake Villa Historical Society

8-8:30 am & 9-9:30 am are both SOLD OUT! Tickets still available for 11-11:30 am. Click on link below to get your tickets. Don't delay this event will sell out!

This is a great family event that many have made their tradition. This year we have Millie from Millie's Musical Adventures, girl scouts assisting with crafts for kids, raffles, SANTA and the Lake Villa Township Lions Club's locally famous pancake, french toast & sausage breakfast. New this year is 3 different arrival times with pre sales tickets available NOW! This event is expected to sell out so don't delay! Click on the link below.

Lake Villa District Library
11/28/2018

Lake Villa District Library

Enjoy the sounds of the season!

This event will sell out! 9-9:930 am arrival is SOLD OUT. We have less than 2 dozen tickets available for the 8-8:30 am ...
11/27/2018
Lake Villa Historical Society

This event will sell out! 9-9:930 am arrival is SOLD OUT. We have less than 2 dozen tickets available for the 8-8:30 am arrival and tickets are still available for 11-11:30 arrival. Don't Delay getting your tickets! Click on the link to tickets here.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breakfast-with-santa-tickets-50562967196?fbclid=IwAR3U-suIiLg0hTg2OJc_9ci7WxsMj6bAww1olBcWhbuMDoFO9glsgr-NElA

This is a great family event that many have made their tradition. This year we have Millie from Millie's Musical Adventures, girl scouts assisting with crafts for kids, raffles, SANTA and the Lake Villa Township Lions Club's locally famous pancake, french toast & sausage breakfast. New this year is 3 different arrival times with pre sales tickets available NOW! This event is expected to sell out so don't delay! Click on the link below.

Breakfast with Santa is this Sunday! Tickets may not be available at the door. Click on the link below.
11/27/2018
Lake Villa Historical Society

Breakfast with Santa is this Sunday! Tickets may not be available at the door. Click on the link below.

This is a great family event that many have made their tradition. This year we have Millie from Millie's Musical Adventures, girl scouts assisting with crafts for kids, raffles, SANTA and the Lake Villa Township Lions Club's locally famous pancake, french toast & sausage breakfast. New this year is 3 different arrival times with pre sales tickets available NOW! This event is expected to sell out so don't delay! Click on the link below.

See you at the parade. Kick off is at 5pm!
11/24/2018

See you at the parade. Kick off is at 5pm!

Did you speak to your family yesterday about Breakfast with Santa on December 2nd? Get your tickets now. We expect to se...
11/23/2018
Lake Villa Historical Society

Did you speak to your family yesterday about Breakfast with Santa on December 2nd? Get your tickets now. We expect to sell out!

Tickets are available online NOW! A limited amount of tickets will be sold. Don't delay!

This is a great family event that many have made their tradition. This year we have Millie from Millie's Musical Adventu...
11/18/2018
Breakfast with Santa

This is a great family event that many have made their tradition. This year we have Millie from Millie's Musical Adventures, girl scouts assisting with crafts for kids, raffles, SANTA and the Lake Villa Township Lions Club's locally famous pancake, french toast & sausage breakfast. New this year is 3 different arrival times with pre sales tickets available NOW! This event is expected to sell out so don't delay! Click on the link below.

Lake Villa Historical Society and Lake Villa Lions Club host this family friendly event at the Lehmann Mansion. Enjoy a pancake and french toast breakfast as well as visits with Santa, crafts for children, stories, and interactive, musical entertainment. Tickets $10 each, children 3 and under are fr...

Lake Villa Historical Society
11/18/2018
Lake Villa Historical Society

Lake Villa Historical Society

Tickets are available online NOW! A limited amount of tickets will be sold. Don't delay!

Girl Scouts will be helping our young guests make a craft while visiting us on December 2nd. Don't miss this event! A li...
11/16/2018

Girl Scouts will be helping our young guests make a craft while visiting us on December 2nd. Don't miss this event! A limited amount of tickets will be sold this year! Visit our website lakevillahistory.org to get your tickets now!

11/11/2018
Breakfast with Santa is Sunday, December 2nd. Get your tickets in the link below. Don't delay! A limited amount of ticke...
11/10/2018
Lake Villa Historical Society

Breakfast with Santa is Sunday, December 2nd. Get your tickets in the link below. Don't delay! A limited amount of tickets will be sold.

Tickets are available online NOW! A limited amount of tickets will be sold. Don't delay!

Check your calendars and get your tickets soon! You don't want to miss this event!
11/05/2018
Lake Villa Historical Society

Check your calendars and get your tickets soon! You don't want to miss this event!

Tickets are available online NOW! A limited amount of tickets will be sold. Don't delay!

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA is Sunday December 2nd. We are offering 3 different seating times for breakfast with a limited numb...
10/29/2018

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA is Sunday December 2nd. We are offering 3 different seating times for breakfast with a limited number of seats available. Please check our website for information on ticket sales (below ) and select your ticket times early. We expect that this event may sell out.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breakfast-with-santa-tickets-50562967196

Please take note..... A limited amount of tickets will be sold and tickets may not be available at the door. You don't w...
10/25/2018
Lake Villa Historical Society

Please take note..... A limited amount of tickets will be sold and tickets may not be available at the door. You don't want to miss out!

Tickets are available online NOW! A limited amount of tickets will be sold. Don't delay!

Tickets are available online NOW! A limited amount of tickets will be sold. Don't delay!
10/22/2018
Breakfast with Santa

Tickets are available online NOW! A limited amount of tickets will be sold. Don't delay!

Lake Villa Historical Society and Lake Villa Lions Club host this family friendly event at the Lehmann Mansion. Enjoy a pancake and french toast breakfast as well as visits with Santa, crafts for children, stories, and interactive, musical entertainment. Tickets $10 each, children 3 and under are fr...

S'more Peacock Camp was a great night to sing camp songs, have a s'more & reminisce with campers and counselors & friend...
10/17/2018

S'more Peacock Camp was a great night to sing camp songs, have a s'more & reminisce with campers and counselors & friends.

See you tonight!
09/18/2018

See you tonight!

SEPTEMBER 18TH PROGRAM at 7pm:
"Exploring Illinois- The 1673 Voyage of Marquette & Joliet"

Please join us as Ty Rohrer, Historian for the Waukegan Historical Society, presents "Exploring Illinois-The 1673 Voyage of Marquette & Joliet."
The four month voyage on behalf of France took them through Illinois while in search of a great river. This presentation celebrates the Illinois Bicentennial.

Business meeting: 6:30 pm
Program begins at 7:00 pm
Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.

Address

223 Lake Ave PO Box 9
Lake Villa, IL
60046

Opening Hours

Thursday 13:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(847) 265-8266

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