In response to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Hinsdale Historical Society will suspend public hours for the Roger and Ruth Anderson Architecture Center (302 South Grant Street) and the Hinsdale History Museum (15 South Clay Street) until further notice, in accordance with the Illinois tier 3 regulations. We will continue to monitor the progress of the virus and continue to post updates online. In the meantime, please feel free to email or call with any questions or requests. Please note archival requests will be limited due to archive access.
Thank you for your continued patience and support.
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.
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.
The Hinsdale Historical Society bridges the past, present and future by engaging the community with its history and architecture.