Where Does the Money Go

The Downers Grove Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and celebrating Downers Grove history. We are dependent solely on your dues and donations to complete our mission. Several of our regular programs had to be postponed due to the pandemic … however we’ve still been very busy thanks to your membership payments and community generosity. Here’s what’s been going on … 


And…We Can’t Wait to See You Again!

If we are allowed to meet in large gatherings by the end of the year, we will look for you at History On Tap II. The first history-celebrating-blowout-of-a-pub crawl in 2019 had such a great response that we want to keep it going…with more venues, more history, more attendees. Stay tuned for updates from us…and the CDC.
The Downers Grove Historical Society is not affiliated with the Downers Grove Museum, which is operated by the Downers Grove Park District. The Museum is the protector of documents, photos, furnishings, and memorabilia from Downers Grove's rich history. They run many educational programs for all ages and are open to the public for enjoyment and research needs.