Become a Glen Ellyn Historical Society Member
From its beginning in the early 1830’s, the Village of Glen Ellyn’s history has been richly textured by the people who pioneered the prairies and made the fulfillment of their dreams our legacy.
Lest these dreams be lost, a group of dedicated volunteers founded the Glen Ellyn Historical Society in 1969. Today, the Society’s programs encompass activities involving hundreds of residents of the Village of Glen Ellyn.
Members of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society are proudly responsible for:
- The operation and support of Stacy’s Tavern Museum (in partnership with the Village of Glen Ellyn), a wayside stage inn built in 1846. The Tavern has been restored on its original site. Exhibits and additions to the artifact collection are ongoing.
- An active house plaquing program to research the identify Village structures of historical significance. Plaques placed on the structures are an interesting addition to Glen Ellyn’s living history.
- Educational outreach including lectures and seminars on historical topics to a variety of audiences, school programs, an artifact and library collection, and participation in village activities.
You are cordially invited to become a member of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society
Membership benefits include:
- Free admission to Stacy’s Tavern Museum
- Your personal subscription to the Messenger Newsletter
- Email notice for special events
- Invitations to opening receptions, annual meeting and special events
- 10% discounts at the Stacy’s Corners Store
- Reduced rate for programs, and History Center rental
- Volunteer opportunities:
- Become a docent at Stacy’s Tavern Museum
- Interpret history for children through Outreach
- Become a historical character for Outreach
- Catalogue archival materials
- Handle research queries
- Research house and site histories
- Write newsletter articles
- Teach or demonstrate historical crafts
- Assist with special events
- Assist with fund raising events
- Tend our period gardens
- Cook for special events
For more information, call 630–469-1867