The Elgin Area Historical Society is a non-profit organization chartered in 1961. The purpose of the Society is to increase and enrich the knowledge of the history of Elgin and to provide leisure and educational opportunities for Elgin and the surrounding communities. The Society holds five general meetings a year featuring programs of historical interest. Other activities are also scheduled throughout the year.
The purposes of the Elgin Area Historical Society in operating its Museum, Library, and Archives are to collect, preserve, study, interpret, and exhibit Elgin history. Significant materials explain and document the history of the Elgin and its relationship to local, state, regional, and national history.
How to Join the Society
Purchase a membership using your credit card. You will be redirected to our secure payment site to complete the transaction.
If you prefer not to pay online, send your name, address, phone number, email address, and a check for the appropriate amount to:
Elgin Historical Society and Museum
360 Park Street
Elgin, Illinois 60120
Please make check payable to Elgin Area Historical Society.