Riverside Historical Museum

Agendas &  Minutes

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  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Meets the 3rd Monday of the month but does not typically meet in August or December.

Riverside Museum

The Historical Commission operates the Riverside Museum to promote an awareness and understanding of the cultural and historical significance of the Village of Riverside, Illinois. The museum is open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Village is a designated National Historic Landmark. The museum offers exhibition, online presentations, study, and conservation of its unique collection of artifacts, photographs and archival materials that have particular emphasis on the planning and landscape architecture of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The legacy of Olmsted and Vaux includes public buildings and private residences designed by significant architects; and local history dating from the Native American period to the present.  The Museum enriches the cultural life of its residents and the public at large through tours of the Village’s landscape, architectural landmarks, lectures, publications and educational outreach.

School Groups

Want to get the kids out of the classroom? Or looking for a scout group activity? We can help - contact us at history@riverside.il.us or leave a voicemail at (708) 447-2542! (Available by appointment only.)

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