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The Farmhouse Museum

Farmhouse

Built in 1864 by Sarah Hutchings, the farmhouse was home to the Hutchings, Schur and Homan families for the next 100 years. It is one of the oldest homes in the Village of Glenview and remains at the site upon which it was built.

The Glenview History Center, founded in 1965, acquired the house in 1967, under the auspices of the Glenview Days Association. Since then, it has been maintained, decorated, and furnished to reflect life in the late Civil War to World War II periods. Artifacts include antique furniture, textiles, and other unique pieces, which reflect life in Glenview many years ago.


 

The Hibbard Library

Hibbard Libary

Named in honor of Dick and Jane Hibbard, who were among the Center’s founding members, the library is home to a collection of rare books, documents, photos, and newspapers related to Glenview.

Dedicated in 1980, the library was designed in the style of a Victorian coach house. The library collection includes census records, obituaries, and other materials useful in genealogy research. The Library Committee makes a special effort to assist students and writers to search the files for materials useful to their work.