Long Grove Historical Society

Long Grove Historical Society The Long Grove Historical Society was formed in 1974, to preserve and disseminate the history of the Long Grove, Illinois area.
The Long Grove Historical Society was formed in March, 1974, to accept the Drexler Tavern building as a gift. A joint project with the Village Board made possible the relocation of the tavern to a site behind the current Kildeer Countryside School. Today we know the building not as Drexler Tavern, but simply as Village Hall. Two additional structures have also been relocated to this area—one of the area’s one room schoolhouses, Archer School, and a mid-1800’s barn, Ruth Barn. The school and the barn form the core of the program we run each year for our local schools, so that our children can experience first hand what life used to be like in Long Grove. Last, but not least, a mid-1800’s farm house was relocated to an area bordering the southwest corner of the Stemple Parking lot. “The Farmhouse”, as we refer to it, houses our archives, a meeting room, and several restored “period” rooms that we open occasionally for tours. In addition to maintaining the above properties and our educational programs, we actively acquire items of local historic interest for our archives and conduct a variety of historical programs for current residents. We are a 501C3 charity and receive no tax dollars - existing solely from your contributions and our own fundraising efforts. Thank you for your support!

Work has been started on the historic bridge! It has been temporarily moved off of the abutments so that restoration can...
03/27/2020

Work has been started on the historic bridge! It has been temporarily moved off of the abutments so that restoration can begin.

The Bridge!!
Stores may be closed due to the current crisis, but work continues on our beloved bridge. It has been temporarily moved off-site for repairs to it and the creek bed, then will be re-installed. Stay tuned for updates!

Like this virus, the bridge situation is only temporary. Experts are doing their best to fix things, and soon it will be back to normal and better than ever! Thanks to everyone for your patience and support!!

Reminder that specific items can still be ordered over the phone to be shipped to you. And gift cards are a good way to support your local businesses during this shut down- also available by phone call.
847-634-1009

#LongGrove #HistoricLongGrove #LongGroveBridge #LongGroveCoveredBridge #VikingTreasures #ScandinavianGifts #ShopLocal #SupportSmallBusiness #GiftCertificates #HopeForTomorrow

Thanks to our members, supporters and Long Grove merchants who made our first ever Trivia Night Fundraiser last night su...
01/31/2020

Thanks to our members, supporters and Long Grove merchants who made our first ever Trivia Night Fundraiser last night such a “roaring” success! The Village Tavern was the perfect setting.

Some of the fun loving supporters at our first annual trivia night fundraiser!
01/31/2020

Some of the fun loving supporters at our first annual trivia night fundraiser!

We had a “Roaring” good time with friends and The Long Grove Historical Society’s first annual Trivia night! What a fun event & we loved all the outfits! @visitlonggrove @visitlakecounty @longgroveliving @maandpascandy #sipshopdinelonggrove @ Long Grove Village Tavern enjoylonggrove Country House of Long Grove

Join us this Thursday at the Long Grove Village Tavern “Speakeasy” for our Trivia Night fundraiser! Register at: longgro...
01/28/2020

Join us this Thursday at the Long Grove Village Tavern “Speakeasy” for our Trivia Night fundraiser! Register at: longgrovehistory.org

Roaring 20’s/Prohibition Trivia Night @longgrove.villagetavern ! We are getting crazy excited for this Thursday night! Dress up, order drinks/dinner, have some good old fun! HINT....Catch up on your knowledge of Long Grove and the Prohibition Era! Register @ longgrovehistory.org and call The Tavern @ 847-634-3117 to reserve your table today! We’re selling out quick so hurry up before we “run dry”!!!😉 @visitlonggrove @visitlakecounty #sipshopdinelonggrove #historicallonggrove #somethingdifferenttodo #dinneranddrinkspecials #dinnerentertainment enjoylonggrove

Happy Holidays from the Long Grove Historical Society!
12/26/2019

Happy Holidays from the Long Grove Historical Society!

Thank you to our whole town and all the visitors that came and gave us their Goodwill !

Please consider a membership in the Long Grove Historical Society for the year 2020! Our organization will continue our ...
11/20/2019
Join Our Society - Long Grove Historical Society

Please consider a membership in the Long Grove Historical Society for the year 2020!
Our organization will continue our work of advocating for preservation of our Historical Covered Bridge, the 1850’s Farmhouse Museum, the historic one room Archer School and the 1850’s restored Ruth Barn. All a reminder of our local heritage.
We have a strong relationship with the community and the members of the Historic Downtown Business Association. The LGHS volunteers strive to provide educational opportunities through our activities and programs. We are a registered 501C3 charity and receive no public funding.
If you’re interested in volunteering, we can always use a hand 😊

Join our all volunteer effort of community members who want to keep the history in Historic Long Grove, Illinois.

Thanks to everyone for making our sixth annual Ghostwalk such a spooktacular success!!Happy Halloween from your friends ...
10/28/2019

Thanks to everyone for making our sixth annual Ghostwalk such a spooktacular success!!
Happy Halloween from your friends at the Long Grove Historical Society 👻🤡🎃

Our Historical Society spooks cannot wait to scare the Villagers at tomorrow night’s Ghostwalk! Will the Ghost of Cuba R...
10/24/2019

Our Historical Society spooks cannot wait to scare the Villagers at tomorrow night’s Ghostwalk! Will the Ghost of Cuba Road materialize or is she permanently lost? Is Sasquatch still roaming the woods? What might be Trolling under the un-covered bridge? Our haunted historical crossroads will reveal the secrets...enter only if you dare!

Come visit us today during Octoberfest!
10/05/2019

Come visit us today during Octoberfest!

See details below on the fun family activities going on next Saturday, October 5th in Long Grove. In addition, you can s...
09/29/2019

See details below on the fun family activities going on next Saturday, October 5th in Long Grove. In addition, you can stop by our farmhouse museum for a tour from 1:00 to 4:00.

Owning and preserving a historic structure means constant maintenance. Our farmhouse is in the process of being spruced ...
08/28/2019

Owning and preserving a historic structure means constant maintenance. Our farmhouse is in the process of being spruced up for Apple Fest with a fresh coat of paint. Thanks to all those who donate to the LGHS to make this possible!

Thanks to all who volunteered and attended our 4th annual Penny Carnival last weekend. We had a blast!
08/20/2019

Thanks to all who volunteered and attended our 4th annual Penny Carnival last weekend. We had a blast!

Indulge in some vintage era candy at Long Grove Vintage Days this weekend!
08/16/2019

Indulge in some vintage era candy at Long Grove Vintage Days this weekend!

Hours of research and

Fun at our farmhouse this weekend for Vintage Days!Saturday: “Vintage Flags” presentation 2:00 -2:45Sunday: Penny Carniv...
08/15/2019

Fun at our farmhouse this weekend for Vintage Days!
Saturday: “Vintage Flags” presentation 2:00 -2:45
Sunday: Penny Carnival & farmhouse tours 12:00 - 2:00

More Vintage Days fun in the works......Join Historical Society member Marie Roth on Saturday, August 17th for a present...
08/09/2019

More Vintage Days fun in the works......Join Historical Society member Marie Roth on Saturday, August 17th for a presentation at the farmhouse on “Vintage American Flags.” FREE and family friendly!

Coming Soon.....Penny Carnival 2019!!!! Fun and FREE family event on Sunday, August 18th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at t...
08/05/2019

Coming Soon.....Penny Carnival 2019!!!! Fun and FREE family event on Sunday, August 18th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at the farmhouse. Mark your calendars and see you there. Prizes and cool vintage games by kids, for kids!!

Thanks to our friends at Country House and Ma & Pa’s Candy  for sponsoring a lemonade stand this weekend to benefit the ...
07/20/2019

Thanks to our friends at Country House and Ma & Pa’s Candy for sponsoring a lemonade stand this weekend to benefit the Historical Society. Here are a few of our supporters who braved the sweltering heat yesterday. Open today and tomorrow—stop by and say hi!

Be sure to watch NBC Chicago this Friday for some interesting stories about our local history, as shared by Historical S...
06/17/2019

Be sure to watch NBC Chicago this Friday for some interesting stories about our local history, as shared by Historical Society Past-President, Aaron Underwood.

NBC Chicago out at the VisitorsCenter doing a story about our history and comeback! Thank you Aaron & @long grove historical society

Long Grove Vintage Days
05/24/2019

Long Grove Vintage Days

Join us for Vintage Days this year!

Our 2019-2020 Board Members gathered on May 1st for our Annual Meeting. Click below to read the annual report with detai...
05/03/2019
Annual Report and Meeting for 2019/20 - Long Grove Historical Society

Our 2019-2020 Board Members gathered on May 1st for our Annual Meeting. Click below to read the annual report with details of our many activities and achievements over the past year!

The Long Grove Historical Society celebrates the accomplishments of the past year and the creation of a new board for the 2019/20 season.

Election Day is April 2nd....take this opportunity to hear from all the candidates about where they stand on important l...
03/05/2019

Election Day is April 2nd....take this opportunity to hear from all the candidates about where they stand on important local issues!

Our website is full of interesting historical tidbits!
02/18/2019
enjoylonggrove

Our website is full of interesting historical tidbits!

Did you know that Long Grove has 3 homes that were Sears catalog homes?

Making Merry 🎄🎶
12/09/2018

Making Merry 🎄🎶

Happy St Nicholas Day! @enjoylonggrove
12/07/2018

Happy St Nicholas Day! @enjoylonggrove

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12/04/2018

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Ready for a SpOOky Night 🎃
10/26/2018

Ready for a SpOOky Night 🎃

Looking for something fun and Halloween themed to do with the family in Long Grove? Join us this Friday, October 26th at...
10/21/2018

Looking for something fun and Halloween themed to do with the family in Long Grove? Join us this Friday, October 26th at 7:00 pm for a “Scary Night at the Farmhouse” variety show of songs, stories and spookiness. AND BEWARE OF HITCHHIKING GHOSTS!!!!!

Happy Birthday to our admirable Historical Society president Angie Underwood. We wish you a day filled with happiness an...
10/17/2018

Happy Birthday to our admirable Historical Society president Angie Underwood.
We wish you a day filled with happiness and a year filled with joy!

Our bridge in Long Grove was inspired by another covered bridge in New Hampshire...read the story here:
10/16/2018
Ashuelot Doppelgänger

Our bridge in Long Grove was inspired by another covered bridge in New Hampshire...read the story here:

In the early 1970’s Robert Parker Coffin looked for some inspiration when designing a cover for Long Grove’s 1906 metal truss bridge over Buffalo Creek. According to the story, the covered bridge spanning the Ashuelot river in New Hampshire provided some ideas to Mr. Coffin (an architect and for...

Many of our members gathered recently to celebrate our successful summer programs, and the placement of the covered brid...
10/07/2018

Many of our members gathered recently to celebrate our successful summer programs, and the placement of the covered bridge on the National Register.

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338 Old McHenry Rd
Long Grove, IL
60047

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