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Follow our new weekly blog! Found in Collection highlights the interesting stories behind some unique artifacts in the historical societies holdings. The Kenilworth Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the materials that document the people, events, and organizations of the small North Shore village. During my time as curator at the Society I’ve found a variety […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Found in Collection blog
This summer the Illinois Association of Museums conferred two Awards of Merit to the Kenilworth Historical Society. Our exhibit Focus on Violet Wyld and our annual Joseph Sears School Educational Program were recognized. Both honors were presented at the awards luncheon during the association’s annual conference on Thursday, September 29th in Oak Park. Directors and staff […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on 2016 Illinois Association of Museum Awards
A vision of a country home with the conveniences of the city prompted Joseph Sears to move his family from Chicago’s Prairie Avenue to the undeveloped woodland north of the city on the shores of Lake Michigan. The story of the realization of that vision and the founding of his ideal village – Kenilworth – […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Kenilworth – The suburban Ideal