Morton Grove Historical Museum 6148 Dempster St, Morton Grove, IL60053 The Morton Grove Historical Museum is operated by the Morton Grove Historical Society. The museum is also known as…More the Haupt-Yehl House. It was originally built as a home by Nicholas Haupt. The house was saved from demolition and taken over by The Historical Society. The museum’s mission is to preserve the local area's history. The society offers educational programs, exhibits and tours. The museum also holds an annual bus tour around the town’s historical locations.
The Niles Historical Society operates the Niles Historical Museum and collects information pertinent to Niles…More history. The museum has a 1913 Model T Ford, a covered wagon and exhibits of old farm and work tools, kitchen appliances and equipment, an old-fashioned school room and exhibits of clothing, washing machines and other necessities of life prior to the age of modern technology. Some of the items in the collections include a Victrola, old typewriters, a kerosene lamp, an ice box and a horse drawn plow.
The Society welcomes tour groups, including seniors, students and tourists. Arrangements can be made for groups to bring bag lunches to the museum.
The museum increased its level of handicapped accessibility in April 2010 by installing an elevator so patrons can reach the second and third stories.
The museum puts on a program one Sunday every month from 2 to 4 p.m. While it is typically held on the fourth Sunday, the date sometimes varies. Recent programs included "Evolution of the Comic Book," "Roaring 20s Duo" and "Chicago in the Railroad Era."