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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!



Victorian Christmas Open Houses: Saturday December 4 & 11 from 11am to 3pm. 2/adults, $1 seniors & youths (ages 5-18).

Please note:
  • Docents will be wearing masks. We ask that all visitors wear masks.
  • Please practice social distancing by keeping your group together, waiting for other vistors to exit a room before entering, and following directional signs within the house.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.



Private group tours by appointment are available. Give us a call at 224-513-7426 or shoot us an email at info@lmhistory.org to schedule one. A week's notice is appreciated. $2/person.


History Matters programs can be viewed on the L-MHS YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCspWYIBbYTyAJSPAlAZu0pw


The Society is proud to offer the online, self-guided walking tour "Libertyville's Historic Milwaukee Avenue." Available online at  http://www.theclio.com/tour/1501 or through the Clio - Your Guide to History app available through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Search for 60048 and scroll down to Walking Tours and Heritage Trails.

Prefer a printed version? This booklet offers abbreviated information on each building. Additional features, such as expanded descriptions, text-to-speech narration, historical photographs, and links to related information are available through the online version of the tour.


Contribute to the historical record. Sumbit your photos and stories of life in Libertyville during the COVID-19 pandemic to the Cook Memorial Public Library COVID-19 Digital Archive at https://www.cooklib.org/covid19-digital-archive.



Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society
413 N. Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048-2280
224-513-7426
info@lmhistory.org

December 1, 2021