Skokie Historical Society at the Skokie Heritage Museum








        Skokie Historical Society

The The Skokie Historical Society is a resident of the Skokie Heritage Museum located at 8031 Floral Avenue. The Heritage Museum and Historic Log Cabin are maintained and staffed by the Skokie Park District. The Skokie Heritage Museum (Skokie Park District) has the rights to the artifacts residing at the Museum. The Skokie Historical Society aids in the maintenance, preservation and presentation of these artifacts.

The Historic Engine House is a beautifully restored building which consists of two floors. The first floor has a reference library for public use and a permanent Fire Department exhibit space. The Fire Department exhibits includes a reconstructed 1800s Ladder Truck, a newly refurbished 1860s Rumsley Hand Pumper, 1800s Hose Cart, 1920s Chemical Tank, an original 1880s dress hat, numerous nozzles, and much more. The second floor is an open space appropriate for school group programs, private rentals, meetings, and traveling exhibits.

Skokie Park District staff conduct programs recreating the nineteenth century life of Niles Center, Skokie's former name. For further details on these programs, please see the Skokie Park District seasonal brochures. A fee is charged for all programs. To register for these programs, or for questions on room rental, please call the Skokie Heritage Museum at 847.674.1500 x 3000.

"Images of America: Skokie" published by Arcadia Publishing Inc. will be available for purchase at the Skokie Heritage Museum located at 8031 Floral Avenue during regular Museum hours as well as all other Skokie Park District facilities. "Images of America: Skokie" can also be ordered by mail. See the Book Order Form for shipping information.

The Skokie Historical Society is currently fundraising by selling Personally Engraved Bricks that are being placed in the brick walkway in front of the Skokie Heritage Museum.    See the Brick Order Form for more details.

    Skokie Historical Society is located
    in the Skokie Heritage Museum at
    8031 Floral Avenue
    Skokie, Illinois 60077
    Phone: 847.674.1500 x3000
Skokie Historical Society

Hours of Operation:
Thursday:   12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Friday:         12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Saturday:    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday:       10:00 am to 2:00 pm
     July through October: Closed the 1st Sunday
     November through June: Closed the 1st and 3rd Sunday
Other hours by appointment

Skokie Historical Society