Due to COVID-19, for the health, safety and well-being of our staff and visitors, the Society has suspended public hours for the Roger and Ruth Anderson Architecture Center (302 S. Grant Street) and the Hinsdale History Museum (15 S. Clay Street) until further notice.  Please check back for updates.  Applications for the Plaque Program and other archival requests are still being accepted, but may be delayed/limited due to archive access.  Thank you for your support of the Hinsdale Historical Society.




We need your help. The Hinsdale Historical Society’s mission is to bridge the past, present and future, which is done through documenting and educating. We are living in an interesting time that will soon be past.  We are making history today, and it is our duty to record the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine for our future selves and future generations. 


All ages are invited to help us by contributing pictures, videos, drawings and/or journal entries or a phone interview. Submissions can be about you, your family or a loved one. 


Consider some of these prompts: 

Who are you? How old are you? 

Who do you live with? How has your daily routine changed? Your household’s routine?

Has your job been affected? Are you working from home? Are you an essential business that remains open?

Has social isolation/distancing changed your work? Recreation? Communication with loved ones?

Did you, or anyone you know get sick? How did you cope or prepare? 

What does your quarantine workspace look like? 

What is an activity you’ve been doing to keep busy? 

What are your favorite quarantine snacks? 


There are multiple ways to participate:

Click the Submit button below

E-mail submissions@hinsdalehistory.org

Use the hashtag #HinsdaleAtHome and #HinsdaleHistory on Facebook and Instagram


Thank you and stay well - we look forward to your submissions and seeing you in the future. 

  • Hinsdale Historical Society 


Hinsdale Cooks! Kitchen Walk, the Society’s signature fundraiser, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The loss of the financial support from this event is severe.  The proceeds from this annual event are the primary resources that fund the organization’s operations and programming, including the preservation and maintenance of 
three historic buildings - Immanuel Hall, 

Hinsdale History Museum, and the R. Harold Zook Home and Studio. 

Your donation will help us continue serving and supporting our community and its rich history.


Thank you!

Our History

Since 1975, the Hinsdale Historical Society has been THE home of Hinsdale’s history. With its mission to bridge the past, present, and future by engaging the community with its history and architecture, the Society is devoted to collecting, preserving, and promoting the history of Hinsdale, Illinois. Besides housing archives and collections containing a multitude of photos, oral histories, documents and artifacts that share the story of Hinsdale, the Society has rehabilitated and is maintaining three historic properties in the Village. The Hinsdale History Museum, Immanuel Hall, and the R. Harold Zook Home and Studio each hold significant stories to Hinsdale's unique past. The preservation of these three properties, the operation of the Roger and Ruth Anderson Architecture Center, as well as the extensive archival treasures that the Society cares for are evidence of the dedication and commitment the Society brings to Hinsdale history.

Our Mission

The Hinsdale Historical Society bridges the past, present and future by engaging the community with its history and architecture.

It is thanks to the generosity of our supporters that the Society is able to collect and share Hinsdale’s stories. With continued support, the Society will be able to ensure those stories are available for generations to come. Please consider supporting the Society today!

The Hinsdale Historical Society is a volunteer organization, and our volunteers are crucial to the ongoing work of the Society. There are numerous volunteer opportunities within the Society including one-time projects to leadership opportunities.

Those who are members know that engagement in the Society brings Hinsdale history alive. Join us today to be in-the-know on programs and events that celebrate the stories of our community.

2019 Annual Apeal




Check out all our events and programs - there is something for everyone!


The historic plaque program highlights the rich history and architectural heritage of our village. 



Tel. 630.789.2600


P.O. Box 336
Hinsdale, IL 60522


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Roger and Ruth Anderson Architecture Center


Immanuel Hall, Lower Level

 302 S Grant St, Hinsdale

Tuesday and Wednesday

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hinsdale History Museum

15 S Clay St, Hinsdale

Friday and Saturday

Noon - 4:00 pm



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