Village of Orland Park Historic Sites

Village of Orland Park Historic Sites Village of Orland Park History Museum

Historian Jim Gibbons invites you to delve into the extraordinary life of Ike, from his West Point beginnings and World ...
11/02/2023

Historian Jim Gibbons invites you to delve into the extraordinary life of Ike, from his West Point beginnings and World War II service, all the way to his prestigious status as a Five-Star General and the 34th President. This unique program is a highlight of our annual Veterans Day celebration, co-hosted with the Veterans Commission, and it's open to everyone at no cost or registration required.

Discover the enchanting Old Orland Historic District this holiday season! Immerse yourself in the festive spirit at the ...
11/01/2023

Discover the enchanting Old Orland Historic District this holiday season! Immerse yourself in the festive spirit at the beautifully decorated Humphrey House, where you can savor seasonal drinks and enjoy music on the porch. Follow the radiant luminary path along Beacon Avenue to explore one-of-a-kind treasures at local antique shops and vendor booths. Secure your spot now at https://bit.ly/HolidayLuminaryWalk!

Join us this weekend for the 1862 Civil War Reenactment event at Stellwagen Farm. Enjoy enjoy tea with the ladies, artil...
10/27/2023

Join us this weekend for the 1862 Civil War Reenactment event at Stellwagen Farm. Enjoy enjoy tea with the ladies, artillery group with cannons will be on site along with generals, a weapon museum and an infantry troop leading drills. Kids will also be able to enjoy crafts and games of cricket.

No registration required!

10/25/2023

Join us on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Stellwagen Farm as we travel back in time to 1862 for a Civil War reenactment. Joey’s Red Hots food truck will be on site and beer, cider and other refreshments will be available for purchase. No Registration Required. orlandpark.org/1862

Embark on a chilling bus journey through the Village, delving into the eerie tales and rich histories of haunted locatio...
10/20/2023

Embark on a chilling bus journey through the Village, delving into the eerie tales and rich histories of haunted locations like the Humphrey House, Fox's Pizza and Irish Pub, and Anna B's Antiques N' Things. Secure your spot at https://bit.ly/OrlandGhostTour

Explore the charm of the Old Orland Historic District this festive Christmas season as your visit the beautifully adorne...
10/18/2023

Explore the charm of the Old Orland Historic District this festive Christmas season as your visit the beautifully adorned Humphrey House while savoring seasonal beverages and enjoying live music. Stroll along Beacon Avenue’s glowing luminary path and browse the unique treasures at antique shops and vendor booths. Guests will have the delightful opportunity to craft their own ornaments at multiple locations. Please dress appropriately for the weather, as many activities will occur outdoors. Secure your spot today by registering at https://bit.ly/HolidayLuminaryWalk

Accompany historian Jim Gibbons as he explores the incredible path of Ike, starting from his days at West Point and his ...
10/17/2023

Accompany historian Jim Gibbons as he explores the incredible path of Ike, starting from his days at West Point and his World War II experiences, all the way to his ascent to the rank of Five-Star General and his role as the 34th President. This exclusive presentation is a highlight of the yearly Veterans Day celebration in collaboration with the Veterans Commission, and it's open to everyone at no cost – no need to register.

Learn about the ghosts of Orland Park during the Orland Ghost Tour. Join us as we travel by bus to explore Orland Park's...
10/15/2023

Learn about the ghosts of Orland Park during the Orland Ghost Tour. Join us as we travel by bus to explore Orland Park's most haunted places. Register at https://bit.ly/OrlandGhostTour

Enjoy a customized lunch created from the Village of Orland Park’s vintage recipe collection c. 1890-1910. While dining ...
10/14/2023

Enjoy a customized lunch created from the Village of Orland Park’s vintage recipe collection c. 1890-1910. While dining you will be entertained with a special presentation. Guests are welcome and encouraged to join in on the fun by dressing in period attire. Register at https://bit.ly/TastingHistory-OP

Join us on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Stellwagen Farm as we travel back in time to 1862 for a Civil W...
10/13/2023

Join us on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Stellwagen Farm as we travel back in time to 1862 for a Civil War reenactment. Joey’s Red Hots food truck will be on site and beer, cider and other refreshments will be available for purchase. No Registration Required. orlandpark.com/events

Discover the spectral stories of Orland Park on the Orland Ghost Tour. Come along as we embark on a bus journey to inves...
10/13/2023

Discover the spectral stories of Orland Park on the Orland Ghost Tour. Come along as we embark on a bus journey to investigate Orland Park's most ghostly locations. Secure your spot at https://bit.ly/OrlandGhostTour

Savor a personalized midday meal crafted from the historical recipe archives of the Village of Orland Park, dating back ...
10/12/2023

Savor a personalized midday meal crafted from the historical recipe archives of the Village of Orland Park, dating back to the years 1890-1910. As you indulge in this culinary experience, delight in a unique performance. We invite and encourage guests to partake in the enjoyment by donning period-appropriate attire.

Register at https://bit.ly/TastingHistory-OP

Get into the Halloween spirit at A Ghoulish Boley Gathering! Listen to ghost stories and learn about ghost investigation...
10/05/2023

Get into the Halloween spirit at A Ghoulish Boley Gathering! Listen to ghost stories and learn about ghost investigations. Guests should register for a time slot upon arrival to participate in the escape room. There will be fun activities for kids and ghoulish cider for sale. Register today at https://bit.ly/GhoulishBoleyGathering

Hear historian Jim Gibbons discuss the life of Ike, including his time at West Point and WWII, becoming a five-star gene...
10/04/2023

Hear historian Jim Gibbons discuss the life of Ike, including his time at West Point and WWII, becoming a five-star general and being elected the 34th President of the United States. This program is in partnership with the Veterans Commission for Veterans Day and is free for all to enjoy. No registration required.

Visit the Old Orland Historic District this holiday season! See the Humphrey House decorated for Christmas while enjoyin...
10/03/2023

Visit the Old Orland Historic District this holiday season! See the Humphrey House decorated for Christmas while enjoying seasonal drinks and music on the porch. Walk the luminary path down Beacon Avenue to shop at the local antique shops and various vendor booths along the way. Guests can make their own ornaments at various locations. Please dress for the weather as a lot of activities are outdoors. Register at https://bit.ly/HolidayLuminaryWalk

Join us on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Stellwagen Farm as we travel back in time to 1862 for a Civil W...
10/02/2023

Join us on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Stellwagen Farm as we travel back in time to 1862 for a Civil War reenactment. Joey’s Red Hots food truck will be on site and beer, cider and other refreshments will be available for purchase. No Registration Required. https://ow.ly/E54V50PRqSi

Calling all history buffs! Come out to Stellwagen Farm and enjoy authentic, live demonstrations by Civil War reenactors....
09/26/2023

Calling all history buffs! Come out to Stellwagen Farm and enjoy authentic, live demonstrations by Civil War reenactors. No registration required.

Join us as we travel by bus around the Village, learning about various haunted sites and their history. Sites on the tou...
09/22/2023

Join us as we travel by bus around the Village, learning about various haunted sites and their history. Sites on the tour include the Humphrey House, Fox’s Pizza and Irish Pub and Anna B’s Antiques N’ Things.

Register at https://bit.ly/OrlandGhostTour

Travel back in time at the Humphrey House, c. 1890-1910. Enjoy a customized lunch, with dessert, created using recipes f...
09/22/2023

Travel back in time at the Humphrey House, c. 1890-1910. Enjoy a customized lunch, with dessert, created using recipes from the Village of Orland Park’s extensive archival collection. You will also be entertained with a presentation, ensuring you get a one-of-a-kind experience. Performance will be presented in costume and lunch will be served using period utensils. Guests are welcome and encouraged to join in on the fun by dressing in period attire.

Register at https://bit.ly/TastingHistory-OP

Join us at Boley Farm for a hauntingly good time! Neal Gibbons of Graveside Paranormal will tell ghost stories and talk ...
09/20/2023

Join us at Boley Farm for a hauntingly good time! Neal Gibbons of Graveside Paranormal will tell ghost stories and talk about the instruments used in ghost investigations. The barn at Boley will also be “haunted with ghosts,” and guests will need to escape to safety. Guests will reserve a time slot upon arrival to participate in the escape room. There will be tables with fun activities for kids and ghoulish cider for sale. Register at https://bit.ly/GhoulishBoleyGathering

Join Stellwagen family members as they lead guided tours around the farm. Free event! Learn more at orlandpark.org/event...
09/13/2023

Join Stellwagen family members as they lead guided tours around the farm. Free event! Learn more at orlandpark.org/events

Fall mood ACTIVATED! Get into the fall spirit and join us at Stellwagen Farm to taste a variety of hard ciders and enjoy...
09/12/2023

Fall mood ACTIVATED! Get into the fall spirit and join us at Stellwagen Farm to taste a variety of hard ciders and enjoy folk music while learning the history behind the songs! Register today at https://bit.ly/DownontheFarm-OP

We invite you to put on your detective caps and participate in our second murder mystery at Senator John Humphrey House....
09/11/2023

We invite you to put on your detective caps and participate in our second murder mystery at Senator John Humphrey House. Refreshments, wine and beer will be served.

Register at https://bit.ly/MurderMysteryHeritageSites2023

Fall Paint and Sip at the Farm is sold out. Join us October 7th from 1-3 P.M. at the Humphrey House for Spooky Paint and...
09/08/2023

Fall Paint and Sip at the Farm is sold out. Join us October 7th from 1-3 P.M. at the Humphrey House for Spooky Paint and Sip! Visit https://bit.ly/SpookyPaintandSip2023 to register!

Join members of the Stellwagen family as they provide a weekend of free guided tours of Stellwagen Farm!  Visit https://...
09/04/2023

Join members of the Stellwagen family as they provide a weekend of free guided tours of Stellwagen Farm! Visit https://bit.ly/HeritageSites-OP for more information.

Members of the Stellwagen family will lead a weekend of free guided tours of the farmstead. Enjoy an afternoon hearing a...
08/31/2023

Members of the Stellwagen family will lead a weekend of free guided tours of the farmstead. Enjoy an afternoon hearing about what life was like growing up on the farm! Visit https://bit.ly/HeritageSites-OP for more information.

Start Valentine's Day weekend at the Museum with a live demonstration from Professional Chef Susan Maddox and enjoy tast...
02/01/2023

Start Valentine's Day weekend at the Museum with a live demonstration from Professional Chef Susan Maddox and enjoy tastings of wine and chocolate!

Register today at: http://ow.ly/je1Q50Muj8U

Museum Members | $25
Residents | $30
Non-Residents | $33

(This event is 21 & over)

Start the Valentine's Day weekend at the Museum with homemade chocolate. A live demonstration will be given, and chocola...
01/26/2023

Start the Valentine's Day weekend at the Museum with homemade chocolate. A live demonstration will be given, and chocolate and wine samples will be provided!

Register today at: http://ow.ly/je1Q50Muj8U

Museum Members | $25
Residents | $30
Non-Residents | $33

(This event is 21 & over)

Join us for an afternoon at the historic Humphrey House. Sample a variety of wines while listening to a presentation abo...
01/26/2023

Join us for an afternoon at the historic Humphrey House. Sample a variety of wines while listening to a presentation about the mystery behind Orland Park's name!

Register here at: http://ow.ly/bXyX50Mj83S

Museum Members | $20
Residents | $25
Non-Residents | $27

(This event is 21 & over)

Start the Valentine's Day weekend at the Museum with homemade chocolate. A live demonstration will be given, and chocola...
01/20/2023

Start the Valentine's Day weekend at the Museum with homemade chocolate. A live demonstration will be given, and chocolate and wine samples will be provided!

Register today at: http://ow.ly/je1Q50Muj8U

Museum Members | $25
Residents | $30
Non-Residents | $33

(This event is 21 & over)

Join us for an afternoon at the historic Humphrey House. Sample a variety of wines while listening to a presentation abo...
01/05/2023

Join us for an afternoon at the historic Humphrey House. Sample a variety of wines while listening to a presentation about the mystery behind Orland Park's name!

Register here at: http://ow.ly/bXyX50Mj83S

Museum Members | $20
Residents | $25
Non-Residents | $27

(This event is 21 & over)

Kids! Have you ever wanted to spend an evening at the museum? Sign up for a Pajama Party at the Museum! Enjoy a night ma...
01/04/2023

Kids! Have you ever wanted to spend an evening at the museum? Sign up for a Pajama Party at the Museum! Enjoy a night making your own artifacts and playing historical games like marbles!

Register here at: http://ow.ly/P5x150MhsLw

Museum Members | $15
Residents | $20
Non-Residents | $23

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!
12/25/2022

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Village of Orland Park!

Fantastic Finds Friday!Years ago, a call came into the history museum  from a woman interested in seeing a quilt her gra...
12/09/2022

Fantastic Finds Friday!

Years ago, a call came into the history museum from a woman interested in seeing a quilt her grandmother helped create back in 1917. The quilt was created by the Ladies Guild of the Orland Methodist Church and is embroidered with the names of 492 people that lived in Orland Park at the time. Among the names are Gee, Doctor, Loebe, Beagley, Cox, Schussler, Rust and Yunker. News articles and photos about the quilt were available, but the actual quilt was not in the collection.

Yesterday, a phone call was received from Gee-Schussler Insurance in Orland Park. While staff was going through boxes, they found the 1917 quilt!

Thank you Gee-Schussler Insurance for helping the Village of Orland Park History Museum preserve our community’s history! This quilt makes a wonderful addition to our permanent textile collection. We are so delighted to have it for the community to enjoy for years to come.

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14415 Beacon Avenue
Orland Park, IL
60462

Opening Hours

Thursday 10am - 3pm
Friday 10am - 3pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm

Telephone

+17088731622

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