The Historical Society of Forest Park


The Historical Society of Forest Park was founded in 1975 to promote, preserve and interpret the rich and unique history of Forest Park.

After many years of operating a small room in the lower level of the Forest Park Public Library, the Historical Society recently partnered and secured a large space in order to operate a public museum on the main level of First United Church of Christ of Forest Park, 1000 Elgin Ave.  The museum is open every Saturday from 10am-2pm or by appointment.  Its Collection and Archives is located on the third floor of 501 DesPlaines Ave. and is accessed by appointment only.  The Historical Society is grateful to the Village of Forest Park for this space.  The Historical Society operates a Research Center/Archives and hosts yearly programs and events. For more information on the Historical Society, please contact us at 708-232-3747 or email us at

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We would like to hear from you.  If you have a research request or would like to order one of our Forest Parkopoly games, please fill out the form below.  It will be sent to our email address, and someone will get back to you within 24 hours.  Thank you!

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