Current Exhibits

Share your collection!

The Kenilworth Historical Society is opening up the lobby display case for public exhibits. If you have a personal collection you would like to share with the community please let us know. Create a display with your antique toy, rock, and mineral, baseball card, or any other collection you may have. Collectors of every age are encouraged to participate. Below is an example of a complete display. Yours can be as simple or elaborate as you want.


Scouting in Kenilworth

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Violet Wyld Exhibit

Come visit our new exhibit, Focus on Violet Wyld.Intro





Do you

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Preservation and Process - Second Rotation

We’ve recently installed the second textile rotation in our Preservation and Process exhibit. These items were soiled in the flood last June and have recently been restored. The jacket, skirt, and blouse are all original Sears family clothing. Come check out the details at KHS.


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Preservation and Process: Preservation at the Kenilworth Historical Society

We are excited to announce the opening of our newest exhibit! Preservation and Process: Preservation at the Kenilworth Historical Society.  The mission of the Kenilworth Historical Society, is to preserve, collect and interpret local historical materials and make them available to the public. One of the most important aspects of the Society is preservation. Without historic materials we have nothing to interpret or share with the public.  In order to serve as a museum and repository for these materials we need ongoing attention to preservation. In this exhibit, we will highlight various preservation techniques to maintain our archival, photographic, and object-based collections.

Featured in this exhibit are costume pieces, which have been recently restored after suffering water damage from last spring’s flood. Also, on display are a variety of metal, wooden, and paper artifacts that illustrate the various methods of preservation currently practiced at KHS. We have also highlighted the various properties in Kenilworth that have been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. If you would like to learn more about preservation or check out some of these rarely seen artifacts, stop by the historical society.


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Kenilworth Train Station Exhibit

2014 History of Kenilworth Metra Station Exhibit

The historic Kenilworth Metra train station, still in heavy use today by commuters and visitors alike, makes a picturesque place to hold our newest exhibit – “The History of Kenilworth “, brought to you by The Kenilworth Historical Society. Over the coming year, or more, new installments will continue to inform and entertain riders waiting for their Metra – Union Pacific North Line train.

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