Friday, September 30, 2016

Blue Island Historical Society

The Blue Island Historical Society brings together those people interested in history, especially in the history of Blue Island and neighboring 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
Albee House
13018 Maple Avenue
Blue Island, IL 60406
(P) 708-371-8546

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2016 Upcoming Events

Photo Sep 19, 2 14 28 PMBlue Island Historical Society’s 30th Housewalk Tour
September 18, 2016: Blue Island’s famous historic housewalk offers interior tours of select homes and a wonderful walk around Blue Island’s beloved Silk Stocking District.  Noon to 4pm.

House Tour originates at the Albee House.  $20 ticket donation.  Purchase advance tickets at Three Sisters, 13042 Western Ave, or the Blue Island Public Library, 2433 York St.

Halloween Tea
October 15, 2016: The fall edition of BIHS’ popular formal tea service. Mark your calendar now!

Our Collection

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 our Facebook 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.

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