Skokie Heritage Museum night exterior

Address

8031 Floral Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077 Get Directions

Phone

847-674-1500, ext. 3000


Programs

Info & Events

Explore Skokie's Heritage by visiting the Historic Engine House and the original 1847 Log Cabin. These two sites have much to offer including permanent and temporary exhibits, special interest classes, and educational school programs. 

Room Rental Information

Virtual Historic Skokie Walking Tour
Virtual Historic Skokie Bicycle Tour
Scavenger Hunts: Downtown | Architecture | History & Culture

360° Indoor Tours
1st Floor | 2nd FloorLog Cabin

Hours

Beginning June 17
Thursdays & Fridays: 12–4 p.m. and by appointment.

info-icon2 Amanda Hanson-Putziger at AJHanson@SkokieParks.org

Features

  • Administrative Offices
  • Classrooms
  • Historical Exhibits
  • Meeting & Party Room Rentals
  • Parking
  • Pioneer Log Cabin

Historic Log Cabin

Visit an original Skokie Log Cabin
The original home of early Niles Township settlers Nicholas and Elizabeth Meyer was constructed near the corner of modern day Gross Point Road and Lincoln Avenue in 1847 and is believed to be the first log cabin built in Skokie. The Meyers and eight of their children lived in the cabin, which was moved to this location in 1982. After an extensive restoration, the cabin is now filled with 1800s-era furnishings and other belongings that pioneer families like the Meyer family would have used, giving visitors a sense of their living conditions and daily activities.

Pioneer Life & Field Trips

Pioneer Life Field Trips
Virtual and “In-a-Box” Field Trips and Field Trip Video Tours are $40 per group. Please allow at least two weeks for fulfillment.

Click here to purchase.

Email Amanda Hanson-Putziger here for questions and more info.

Pioneer Activities Program
This program is for scout groups or educational groups of not more than 15 children and includes a tour of the log cabin, candle dipping, making cornhusk dolls and playing with pioneer toys. Please schedule at least one month in advance and make payment at least 10 days prior to the program. 
Ages: 6 • Fee: $78

Scout Programs

Girl Scout Badge Days

Complete your badge requirements in a single day at the Skokie Heritage Museum. All workshops are two hours. Workshops fulfill the following badges: 

Juniors
Playing the Past
Drawing
Brownies
Painting 

Fee per 2-hour workshop: $12 per participant (Minimum of 5). 
Please schedule at least one month in advance and make payment at least 10 days prior to program.

 

Cub Scout Adventures

Bring your Cub Scout Packs to the museum to complete adventures! (All programs complete all badge requirements except Art Explosion.)

Wolves
Collections and Hobbies – Show off your collections in a museum and learn how museums care for their collections
Bears
Beat of the Drum – Learn about American Indians and other indigenous peoples and complete crafts
Webelos
Art Explosion – Explore various art mediums and create self-portraits and other art styles.

Fee per 2-hour workshop: $12 per participant (Minimum of 5). 
Please schedule at least one month in advance and make payment at least 10 days prior to program.
 
 

Historical Tours

Local History

Local History

The Skokie Heritage Museum is home to the Skokie Historical Society, who assists in the maintenance of our archival collection. 

Skokie Public Library digital archive, including photos, news and more. 
The History of the Skokie Park District
1975 Video: An Oral History of Skokie & Niles Township
A 30-year history of the Skokie Festival of Cultures

Rentals

The Skokie Heritage Museum's upper level is available for rental.

Capacity: 50

Resident fee: $75
Non-resident fee: $150

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