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
Our Collection at the 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 Albee House is open for special events or by appointment only.
The Blue Island History 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 9:00am-9:00pm; Tuesday-Thursday 12:00pm-9:00pm; Friday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm.
• Tues, March 19, 2013; 7:00pm
Along the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Rail Line
• Sat, April 13, 2013; 12:00pm
Spring Tea Luncheon
$20 donation, reservations required
• Sat, June 15, 2013; all day
Drivin’ the Dixie
• Sun, Sept 15, 2013
Blue Island Historical Society Architectural Walking Tour
Save the date! More info to come
Day of Blue Island
Attention all Blue Island business owners and citizens: we invite you to document your life in Blue Island! Submit digital files or printed photos & documents to BIHS, where the materials will then have a permanent home in our archives. History is happening now–let’s capture it! For more info, download complete details here or email firstname.lastname@example.org today.