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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!

Summer Exhibit

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Libertyville High School, the Historical Society’s summer exhibit will feature photographs from our Patricia Saam Cousins collection. Richard Behan was a freshman in 1946 when he began snapping photos of Libertyville Township High School classmates for the school year book. The photos in the Patricia Saam Cousins Collection, named after Mr. Behan's high school sweetheart, follow his class through 1950.

Opening reception: Friday, June 2, 6-8pm
David Adler Music & Arts Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Light refreshments & drinks will be served

Exhibit Hours

David Adler Center
June 5-8, 9:00am – 8:30pm
June 12-15, 4:00 – 8:30pm
St. Lawrence Episcopal Church
June 21-23, July 19-21, August 16-18
During Car Fun on 21, 6-8pm; Farmer’s Market, 9am-1pm; Out to Lunch, 11am-2pm

The exhibit will also be in the Ansel B. Cook House during Open House hours starting June 18.

Summer 2017 Open House schedule

Sundays in June, July and August
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27

Special Open Houses
Saturday, June 10, 10am—1pm
Saturday, June 17, 12pm—2pm

Featured exhibits: Patricia Saam Cousins collection— front porch, weather permitting
Libertyville High School memorabilia— second floor display case

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