Repository:Northbrook Historical Society & History Museum (Illinois)

Repository Northbrook Historical Society & History Museum (Illinois)
Postal Address Northbrook Historical Society
PO Box 2021
Northbrook, Illinois 60065-2021
Place Northbrook, Cook, Illinois, United States
Phone (847) 498-3404

Purpose The Northbrook Historical Society was organized in December 1973 and Incorporated in March 1974 by residents interested in preserving the history of our Village. As stated in the bylaws, the purpose of the society is: To discover, collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge, which will establish or illustrate the history of the Village of Northbrook, its exploration, settlement, development and progress.

ARCHIVES AND RESEARCH The Louis J. Werhane Library contains a collection of photographs, manuscripts and documents illustrating the rich history of the village. The collection with a Shermerville/Northbrook emphasis includes:

The Schinleber Collection of Early Shermerville/ Northbrook Photographs

Memorabilia and photographs from some of the pioneer families

Northfield Township Census Index for 1850 to 1910

Land records and maps

Family history files - including a growing collection of GEDCOM files

Cemetery and some early burial records

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