Hi everyone! Welcome to the Official Blog of the Morton Grove Historical Society and Museum. It's become increasingly crucial that museums have a web presence. Small ones like we are, have consistently worked to attract interest and support from younger folks or any age with internet savvy. We have decided that a blog was an important new communication tool that we needed to offer. Here, we can talk with the community about what the Society and Museum have been up to, garner feedback about what people would like to see in the future, and share timely and interesting tidbits.
Morton Grove is an entirely unique town with unique tales to tell. The village, broadly personifies so much social progress and cultural development, and in this way, it has a deep and important narrative to share. Since the late 19th Century, Morton Grove has been a small railroad town of renegade settlers, a microcosm of the raucous 1920’s, a classic example of the post-World War II suburban housing boom, and so much more. In essence, Morton Grove tells the story of America. Our hope is that through exhibitions, programming and community events, we can help connect Morton Grovers with the intersection of their own unique stories and their greater historic relevance. Let’s make this blog serve as a platform for discussing all of the rich past we share!
We’ll try to update as frequently as we can, so please check back!
(Our header photo on this blog is an early 1960’s photograph looking westbound on Dempster from Harrer Park, an excellent visual representation of mid-century America and also of how much the American suburban landscape has changed in the past half century!)
The Board, Volunteers and Staff of the Morton Grove Historical Society and Museum write about topics that are relevant to our current programs, events, collections, collective history, or sometimes topics they just find interesting and they hope you do too. Thanks for stopping by!