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Established in 1955, the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society collects and preserves historical material and information relative to Libertyville, Mundelein and surrounding areas in Lake County, Illinois. The 1878 Ansel B. Cook House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is home to the society’s archives and Victorian museum. Please feel free to browse our website to learn more about the society, our events, and ways you can participate in preserving the community's past for future generations!

Join us for our Pop Up Museum: High School Memorabilia Thursday, November 2, 6-8pm at the Cook Park Library. A Pop-Up Museum is a chance for YOU to create a temporary exhibit by bringing in objects and sharing stories. Think of it as a community show and tell. To participate in our Pop-Up Museum bring in objects that remind you of your time in high school such as prom dresses, yearbooks, a letterman jacket, or even pop culture items. You will also have the chance to contribute to an oral history by recording your favorite high school memory in the library's Digital Studio. This experience is hosted by the Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society, and Cook Memorial Library. Drop in event.

Our fall programs celebrate Libertyville Centennnials. Check out the upcoming topics on our events page. Programs are the third Monday of September, October, and November at 7pm at the Cook Park Library.

Ansel B. Cook House Victorian Christmas Open Houses
Friday, November 24, after the tree lighting (7-9pm)
Saturdays, December 2 & 9, Noon - 4pm
Sundays, December 3 & 10, 1-3pm

Suggested donation: $2/adults, $1/seniors & students

Can't make it during one of the scheduled openings? We're always happy to give private tours. Give us a call at 847-362-2330 or shoot us an email at info@lmhistory.org to schedule one. A week's notice is appreciated. .

Save Mr. Cook from the Sun
The Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society is raising funds for the installation of film on the Cook House windows to protect the furnishings and artifacts from the damaging impact of UV rays. Donations may be mailed to the address below or completed online. All financial donations are tax deductible. See coverage of our efforts in the Lake County News Sun.

Thank you for your support!

Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society
413 N. Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048-2280

Last updated: August 15, 2017