• Gatto's
  • Wine Cellar
  • Giordano's
  • Tivoli
  • My Special Toy Store
  • Gilbert Park
  • Peets
  • Scoobys
  • Starbucks
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Founders Day 2017

  • Downers Grove Founders Day 2017 posterSaturday - April 29
    • 1pm - Wildflower Walks
      Sponsored by Pierce Downer’s Heritage Alliance - Lyman Woods Interpretive Center, 901 31st Street
    • 11am - 41st Annual Pine Hollow Open Golf Tournament
      Sponsored by the Downers Grove Golf Club & the Downers Grove Historical Society
      Downers Grove Golf Club, 2420 Haddow Ave (www.dgparks.org)
  • Saturday - May 6
    • 9am: Self-Guided 10K & 5K Walk
      Sponsored by Windy City Walkers - Downers Grove Museum, 831 Maple Ave
    • 10am: Family Bike Ride
      Sponsored by Downers Grove Bicycle Club - Fishel Park, 1036 Grove St.
    • 12pm - 3pm: Country in the Park
      Sponsored by The Grove Foundation and Downers Grove Museum - Downers Grove Museum, 831 Maple Ave  (www.dgparks.org)
    • 1:30pm: Following In the Footsteps of Israel & Avis Blodgett
      Presented by Glennette Tilley Turner - Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St  (www.dglibrary.org)
  • Sunday - May 7
    • 2-3:30pm: Landmarking Your Historic Property, and the Historic Home Program
      Sponsored by Friends of the Edwards House - Lincoln Center Auditorium 
      (Register at www.tinyurl.com/km5ya2j)



We are dedicated to the history and heritage of Downers Grove, Illinois

The Downers Grove Historical Society is an independent, non-profit volunteer organization which was incorporated in 1968. We are dedicated to keeping history alive for future generations by preserving and promoting the heritage of Downers Grove. We seek to foster an understanding, awareness, and appreciation of our town's history and architecture through education, community programs, publications, and acknowledgement of historic sites. We rely solely on public support to continue these efforts.

We are dedicated to the history and heritage of Downers Grove, Illinois



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