Mission Statement

The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest is a 501(c)3 organization founded for educational and charitable purposes. The mission statement summarizes the purpose of the organization:

  • To bring together people who are interested in Oak Park and River Forest
  • To study and provide means and facilities for the study of the history of Oak Park and River Forest environs
  • To acquire, collect, preserve and display materials and literature relevant to the history of the Oak Park and River Forest area
  • To assist in the designation and preservation of buildings, monuments, and other sites significant to the history of the area
  • To publish and disseminate materials and information relative to the history of the area
  • To operate an archive, library and museum