One of Morton Grove's most enduring symbols is our Doughboy Statue. ("Doughboy" was the nickname given to US soldiers in the First World War)
The Statue was first shared with the community by the Women's War Wroking Circle on July 21, 1921 in honor of the Morton Grove soldiers who fought in World War One during the first Morton Grove Days event. The Doughboy is 95 years old and is starting to show his age. Major repairs to the concrete base and granite plinth that have been contracted for to keep him standing well into the next century. Just like any major renovation, we won't know the complete costs until after we get the process underway and we would like to build up the fund for any future repairs and renovations too!
There are several ways to donate to this cause:
Our GoFundMe page
Stop by the Museum
or send a check to: MGHS PO Box 542
Morton Grove, IL 60053
Please help us by making a donation today! The Society and the Doughboy thank you!