The Downers Grove Museum

The Downers Grove Museum is of particular interest to the history researcher for: 

  • Artifacts and archival materials from Downers Grove residents.
  • Photograph collection including 1000’s of photographs from the Downers Grove Reporter.
  • Surname vertical files – with newspaper clippings, compiled genealogies, other research materials
  • Business name vertical files – with newspaper clippings and other materials  
  • Downers Grove phone books and directories
  • A large number of books about the history of Downers Grove, DuPage County and Illinois.
  • Underground Railroad research 

No materials from the museum are available online. More information on the collection is available at https://www.dgparks.org/downers-grove-museum-research-collections.

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