Honor the Past, Enrich the Future

What's New:

New Exhibit OpenING THIS FRIDAY | 5 - 7 pm

Join the JHP Art Gallery for an exhibition of works presented by the newly formed North Shore Artists League. The Opening Reception will be held this Friday, from 5 -7 pm. Free refreshments will be provided.

NEW: 2019 exhibition dates and artists are now listed on the JHP Art Gallery page - plan now for the fantastic shows happening this year! We hope to see you soon.

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Cook County Historical Society

Facilities Plan 2018

The Cook County Historical Society Board welcomes you to read our Facilities Plan, 2018.

This working document is intended to:

1)      Provide an update on the condition and needs of each of our sites

2)      Report on changes within the organization as well as new opportunities and challenges

3)      Explain how CCHS mission of historic preservation informs the intended work

Our goal is to strengthen the organization and build support to help accomplish our mission. We hope you see the magnitude of our responsibilities and become excited about the importance of sharing local history in our community. We invite your engagement and questions.




Passport To the past program

Learn about our partnership program to educate about the rich history of Cook County through the exploration of historic locations and museum/heritage centers throughout the county.

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