Our curator, Wayne Carle, is preparing our newest exhibit, Hats Through the Ages. We plan on opening this exhibit in March. Check back on this site for details.
The Colonel, Bertha, Ada and Minna, “The Everleigh Sisters”, and Hizzoner who are just a few of the larger than life “Movers and Shakers” that made Chicago, Chicago. See them come alive in this lively, humorous yet historical presentation by Hy Speck.
Come see an incredibly unique vintage doll collection at the Glenview History Center’s final exhibit of 2013. These lovable dolls range from 6 to 31 inches tall. They might bring back childhood memories of playing with your own dolls! The Farmhouse is open on Sundays from 1:00p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcome. The doll collection will be displayed until December 15.
The Glenview History Center will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War on the grounds of our historic house museum, which was built in 1864! It all happens this Labor Day weekend Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at 1121 Waukegan Road, Glenview. Come see a day in the life of a civil war soldier! Watch soldiers pitch tents, sing songs, and fire cannons! Plus, admire ladies in their fine antebellum dresses! Living History – a live reenactment of civil war times! – will be presented by: Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, Camp Custer, Sons of the Veterans Reserve, U.S. Signal Corps & Infantry, 1st Michigan Engineers, General George Thomas plus a traveling Civil War Museum.
The Victorian Era brought new quilt styles including this 1886 crazy quilt. Come in to see this and other quilts from this period! Opens June 23.
Watch for our new Quilting Exhibit coming in June.
The History Center will reopen this Sunday, February 3rd. Come and see our newly refurbished farmhouse!
The Glenview History Center will be closed for maintenance during the month of January.