About Us

The Lake Bluff History Museum is a volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to keep Lake Bluff History alive by researching and preserving historical information, creating interest in and sharing knowledge of local history, inspiring broad participation in events supporting this mission and embodying the spirit and pride characteristic of Lake Bluff.

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Museum Hours

The museum is open 6 days a week! Monday-Thursday 1-4 pm and Friday-Saturday 10 am-1 pm, or by appointment. We look forward to your visit.

Visit Us

Lake Bluff History Museum
127 East Scranton Avenue
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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Mail Us

Lake Bluff History Museum
P.O. Box 250
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Call Us

(847) 482-1571

360° virtual tour/view of Museum

An Overview of the Museum's History

The origin of the Vliet Center for Lake Bluff history illustrates how a concept can emerge, take shape, and evolve into a significant end result like a local history museum. It was founded when two teachers in Lake Bluff School District 65 launched an idea to improve the Social Studies curriculum. more...

Research and Preservation

Through the museum and online catalog, we provide resources to assist with research of homes, people, local government and community activities; maintain an electronic catalog; publish popular content online and preserve artifacts to provide a cultural reference point for residents, visitors and researchers. more...