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  • Found in Collection blog

    Posted on February 23, 2017 by khs in home page announcement, news.

    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 […]

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  • 2016 Illinois Association of Museum Awards

    Posted on December 1, 2016 by khs in home page announcement, news.

    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 […]

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  • Kenilworth – The suburban Ideal

    Posted on October 13, 2016 by khs in events, home page announcement, news.

    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 – […]

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  • Kenilworth Flag

    Posted on October 26, 2015 by khs in home page announcement, news.

    The official Kenilworth Flag In the summer of 1987, Matthew Duffy was one of twenty Boy Scouts selected from Illinois to attend the World Jamboree to be held in Australia in 1989. As was the custom at Jamborees, the boys were asked to bring materials so that they could build something that represented their home […]

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