DuPage County Historical Society

90 Years and Counting…


Who We Are…

“The DuPage County Historical Society is a countywide, membership organization formed in 1929 to promote and celebrate the history of DuPage County, Illinois, USA. It does this primarily by issuing publications, maintaining a website, presenting programs, and partnering with other groups to support, sponsor, or host events. Membership is open to individuals, businesses, and organizations.”

Image courtesy of Elmhurst History Museum


DuPage Roots, edited by Richard A. Thompson, was published by the DuPage County Historical Society in 1985. It was subsequently digitized and placed on this website to make the history of the county and its individual municipalities accessible to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. Future plans include updating DuPage Roots histories in a new publication (in the works for 2020) and also making other out of print materials available on this website.


The DuPage County Historical Society continues to promote and preserve the history of DuPage County through publications, tours, lectures, the presentation of History Recognition Awards, and cooperative efforts with other DuPage County historical organizations.


If you’re interested in joining our organization or becoming a website partner, please fill out this application.

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Get in Touch

DuPage County Historical Society
PO Box 1460
Wheaton, IL 60187
dupagehistory@yahoo.com


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