Skokie Historical Society at The Skokie Heritage Museum








Documents, Maps, and Photograph Collections

Skokie's Historical Society has collected several thousand photographs that depict the life and times of the people who settled and lived in the village of Niles Center/Skokie. Many of these images have now been scanned and made available online.

DOCUMENTS date from 1851 through 1968.

MAPS date from 1856 through 1940.

PHOTOGRAPHS are organized into the following major categories:

Aerial Views
Businesses:   ca1870 - ca1900 | ca1902-1940 | 1947-1991
Families and People:   1800's-1910 | 1914-1988
 Fire Department:  Engines | Stations | Fires | Chiefs | Firefighters
            Ambulances | Incidents | Drills | Documents & Badges

Metropolitan Sanitary District
Municipal Buildings
Parks and Recreation
Police Department
Religious Buildings
Residences:   ca 1869 - 1915 | 1923 - 1996
Street Scenes:   Streets 1880 | Streets 1930

Images in the Skokie Heritage Museum archive may be available for use by submitting a request.

The Library has received grants from the Illinois State Library and the North Suburban Library System for the digitization of much more of the Skokie Historical Society collection. Use these links to view this online collection which will include some of the same images from the Skokie Historical Society website:
At Home in Skokie                                                                  Skokie History Project
Dr. Louise Klehm Archives                                                      Skokie Fire Department History
                               Attempted Nazi March 1977 and 1978 in Skokie
    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