Waukegan Historical Society

Waukegan Historical Society Information

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1917 N. Sheridan Road
Museum Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 10am-4pm
Saturday 1-4pm

Research Library

John L. Raymond Research Library
1917 N. Sheridan Road
2nd Floor Lilac Cottage

Research Library Hours
Wednesday-Friday 9:30am-2:30pm
For special appointment call 847-360-4772

Historical Happenings – Waukegan Historical Society

The Waukegan History Museum and is operated by the Waukegan Historical Society and the Waukegan Park District.  For more information please contact the Waukegan Historical Society at 847-336-1859, email museum@waukeganhistorical.org, or visit www.waukeganhistorical.org.

 J. L. Raymond Research Library

The Waukegan Historical Society research collections are located in Lilac Cottage in the Bowen Heritage Circle, 1911 N. Sheridan Rd., Bowen Park. This extensive collection of maps, documents, photographs, books and vertical files may be accessed during open hours. Copy services are available for a slight fee, and volunteers are on hand to assist with genealogical or other research topics. Call librarian, Beverly Millard, at 847-360-4772 to learn more.


Are you interested in becoming involved in the Waukegan History Museum? Volunteers are essential and the Waukegan History Museum needs your help. Membership is only a phone call away. If you are interested in any aspect of our Museum, don’t hesitate to contact Museum Supervisor, Ty Rohrer, at 847-336-1859.

Entrance to the museum and its exhibits is free. The museum itself is a permanent exhibit of life in Waukegan during the 1870’s. Temporary exhibits rotate throughout the year and are noted in the quarterly program guide.