The Blue Island Historical Society brings together those people interested in history, especially in the history of Blue Island and adjacent communities. The Society will work to discover and collect any material that may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area; its exploration, settlement, development, and activities; its progress in population, wealth, education, arts, sciences, agriculture, manufactures, trade, and transportation, printed, photographic, and audio-visual material including art and artifacts are all within the scope of the Society’s interests.
The Blue Island Historical Society
13018 Maple Avenue
Blue Island, IL 60406
Mike Kaliski, Chairman
Albee House | Local artifacts, photographs, and various objects fill the display cases at our home, the Albee House, on Maple Avenue. The Albee House is open by appointment only or for special events. Please see below for upcoming events.
The Blue Island History Museum | The museum is located in the lower level of the Blue Island Public Library, 2433 York Street. There is also a virtual tour of the History Museum. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm; Friday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm.
• Sat, April 26, 2014, 12:00pm
Spring Luncheon Tea
Suggested donation $20.00; reservations required
• Sun, May 4, 2014, 1:00pm
Annual Membership Meeting
With special guest, Joe Gatrell presenting his new book The Way Things Were Done; A Political History of Blue Island, Volume I.