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Explore the Skokie Heritage Museum and Skokie’s original 1847 Log Cabin through all-age programming offered by the Skokie Park District, including crafts, field trips, and summer camps –– and for adults –– beer, wine and painting events.

Other programs include Devonshire Playhouse shows at the Log Cabin, and free self-guided bike and walking tours.  

The two sites are also home to permanent and temporary exhibits, the Skokie Historical Society and the museum archives.

info-icon2 Emily England at eengland@skokieparks.org

The Skokie Historical Society assists in the maintenance, preservation and presentation of the 1982.005.010historical artifacts that reside at the Skokie Heritage Museum and online.

For information about the Skokie Historical Society, call (847) 674-1500, ext. 3000.

Our Words, Our Truths: Storytelling for Collective Identity and Community Engagement

Why is storytelling important to our understanding of personal and collective experiences? Join Dr. Ada Cheng as she maps out her journey as an Asian American and immigrant storyteller, sharing how her personal stories reflect and mirror the urgent social concerns of our time. Learn how to build and expand community relationships through personal and community-based storytelling. This event is sponsored by Illinois Humanities.
Our Words, Our Truths: Storytelling for Collective Identity and Community Engagement
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
5/11
1:00 pm- 2:30 pm
AGES
5 - 101
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$0.00 / $0.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Museum Tour

Enjoy a guided exploration of the oldest public building in Skokie, our original circa 1847 log cabin, and our current temporary exhibit on the second floor! Get a sneak peek behind-the-scenes and explore some of the museum’s collection, including our old yearbooks and photos.
Museum Tour
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
5/4
11:00 am-12:00 pm
AGES
5 - 106
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$5.00 / $5.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Architecture Walking Tour

Meet at the Skokie Heritage Museum for an in-depth guided tour of Skokie’s built environment in the downtown and Lorel Park areas, with a special focus on the bungalow homes of the 1920s and 1930s. Learn about some of the historic buildings and homes that made Skokie what it is today. This will be a casually paced walk with frequent stops to look at building exteriors.
Architecture Walking Tour
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/20
10:00 am-12:00 pm
AGES
5 - 100
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$10.00 / $10.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Devonshire Gun Site Walking Tour

Explore Skokie's Cold War-era history throughout the Devonshire Manor neighborhood. Meet in the gazebo in Devonshire Park to learn about the site's history as the Devonshire Gun Site, a 1950s anti-aircraft artillery base. Then set off through the neighborhood to learn more about the Cold War era in America, the development of the Jewish community in Skokie, mid-century modern design, the evolution of the nuclear family and second-wave feminism, and the 1960s civil rights and fair housing movements in Skokie. The walk is two hours and two miles long.
Devonshire Gun Site Walking Tour
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/27
10:00 am-12:00 pm
AGES
5 - 100
LOCATION
Devonshire Park
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$10.00 / $10.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

History Board Games Happy Hour

Enjoy the museum’s current temporary exhibit after-hours while playing a variety of historical and history-themed board games. Each ticket includes 2 drinks per person plus a variety of snacks. Must be 21+ with valid photo ID.
History Board Games Happy Hour
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
5/23
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
AGES
21 - 100
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$30.00 / $38.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Trivia Happy Hour

Join us for an evening of trivia! Will you play solo or join an alliance? Teams may be made of up to four players. Top three teams will take home prizes! Admission is per person. Each ticket includes two drinks per person plus a variety of snacks. Must be 21+ with valid photo ID.
Trivia Happy Hour
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
4/17
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
AGES
21 - 100
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$30.00 / $38.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Trivia Happy Hour
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
5/31
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
AGES
21 - 100
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$30.00 / $38.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Log Cabin Story Time

You and your tot will explore an original log cabin from 1847, listen to storybook tales, and then make a themed craft. Drop-ins welcome. Price is per toddler. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Log Cabin Story Time
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/4
11:00 am-12:00 pm
AGES
2 - 6
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$5.00 / $5.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Log Cabin Story Time
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/11
11:00 am-12:00 pm
AGES
2 - 6
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$5.00 / $5.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Log Cabin Story Time
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
8/15
11:00 am-12:00 pm
AGES
2 - 6
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$5.00 / $5.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Museum Tour

Enjoy a guided exploration of the Skokie Heritage Museum’s historic firehouse and original log cabin from 1847. Learn about the oldest public building in Skokie, the history of firefighting, changes in Skokie over time, and early settler life. Get a sneak peek behind-the-scenes and explore some of the museum’s collection, including our old yearbooks and photos. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Museum Tour
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/8
11:00 am-12:00 pm
AGES
5 - 100
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$5.00 / $5.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Museum Tour
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/6
11:00 am-12:00 pm
AGES
5 - 106
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$5.00 / $5.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Museum Tour
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
8/3
11:00 am-12:00 pm
AGES
5 - 106
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$5.00 / $5.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Rag Rug-Style Coasters Workshop

Learn how the pioneers made their famous rag rugs as you weave your own set of rustic coasters. Reduce, reuse, and recycle fabric with this technique to create any number of simple, yet durable and colorful projects. Materials included. Instructor: Alison Selivon.
Rag Rug-Style Coasters Workshop
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
8/17
1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
AGES
7 - 100
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$40.00 / $50.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Learn to Crochet: Granny Squares 101

Learn how to crochet a granny square, the history of the technique, and how to join and modify classic granny squares for endless applications. Materials included.
Learn to Crochet: Granny Squares 101
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
7/20
1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
AGES
9 - 100
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$40.00 / $50.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Historic Downtown Skokie Walking Tour

Learn about the historic buildings, people, and events that made Skokie what it is today through this in-depth guided tour of historic downtown Skokie. This will be a casual stroll with stops throughout the downtown area. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Historic Downtown Skokie Walking Tour
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/15
10:00 am-12:00 pm
AGES
5 - 100
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$10.00 / $10.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Historic Downtown Skokie Walking Tour
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
8/24
10:30 am-11:30 am
AGES
5 - 100
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$5.00 / $5.00
AVAILABILITY
Available
Historic Downtown Skokie Walking Tour
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
8/25
10:30 am-11:30 am
AGES
5 - 100
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$5.00 / $5.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Architecture Walking Tour

Learn how the bungalow design of the early 1900s reflected shifting societal values. This will be a casual stroll with frequent stops to look at building exteriors around the Lorel Park area. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Architecture Walking Tour
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/22
10:00 am-12:00 pm
AGES
5 - 100
LOCATION
Skokie Heritage Museum
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$10.00 / $10.00
AVAILABILITY
Available

Devonshire Gun Site Walking Tour

Meet in the Devonshire Park gazebo to learn about the site's past as a Cold War military base, and then set off through the Devonshire Manor neighborhood to discover Skokie's Cold War-era history. The tour will cover the development of Skokie's Jewish community, mid-century modern design, the evolution of the nuclear family and second-wave feminism, and the 1960s civil rights and fair housing movements in Skokie.
Devonshire Gun Site & Cold War Skokie Walking Tour
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
6/29
9:30 am-11:30 am
AGES
5 - 100
LOCATION
Devonshire Park
FEES (Res / Non Res)
$10.00 / $10.00
AVAILABILITY
Available


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