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The Orland Park History Museum .. Where Past is Present
Orland Park Museum CollectionThe Orland Park History Museum aims to inspire a sense of community by offering engaging and educational exhibits and programs and by collecting and preserving artifacts that document the history of the Orland area and its relationship to local, state and national history. The area we know today as Orland Park was first settled in 1834 by Henry Taylor. Several other settlers and their families settled soon after, including the Myrick, Humphrey, Cooper, Campbell, and Sippel families. The Village of Orland Park was incorporated in 1892 with Senator John Humphrey serving as the first Village President.

Collections
The Orland Park History Museum has a large collection of artifacts pertaining to the history of the Orland area. The archival collection includes letters, documents, maps, blueprints, diaries, books, and photographs. The museum’s 3-dimensional and textile collections consists of historic clothing, uniforms, quilts, and household textiles, such as doilies, and furniture, china and glassware, sports memorabilia, and farming equipment.

ADMISSION TO SEE THE MUSEUM IS FREE! Donations appreciated

GROUP TOURS:
One-hour group guided tours can be booked. Tours will include information about Orland's earliest settlers, it's growth and changes, and a walk-through of the temporary exhibit.

$35 fee up to 10 People / $2 per person exceeding 10

Tours of the Stellwagen Farm are available for the same fee. 
   No events available.

Parents and kids!

Want to do a fun activity that shares your experience during this pandemic? Check this out! Not only can you tell your story but you can also color and draw it, too! After you are done with the activity, please send a copy over to the Orland Park History Museum. We are creating a research file that will document everyone’s experience because this crisis will go down in history. Stay healthy and stay strong!

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Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Old Orland Historic District? Here’s your opportunity! Print out this self-guided walking tour and take a trip through what was the original Village of Orland Park. Be sure to share your tour photos with us on our Facebook page and tell us what your favorite building or historical fact was!

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History Museum Hours:
Tuesday 12 - 4 p.m.
Thursday and Saturday 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
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ORLAND PARK HISTORY MUSEUM
14415 Beacon Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462

Become a History Museum Member:

The History Museum offers educational programs year-round for people of all ages. Programs that are offered include historic tours, informative lectures, creative workshops, family events and much more!

Individual and Family Memberships Available!

Donation Items Needed:

The museum is always looking for items that are significant to state or national history. Below is a list of some of the current items we are in search of:
  • Carl Sandburg High School yearbooks
  • Plat books or maps of the Orland area
  • City directories
  • Photographs of businesses (current or businesses that are no longer in operation), street views, homes, and families
  • Old local business ads or receipts
  • Postcards received by or sent by Orland families
  • Textiles