West Chicago City Museum
***In order to protect staff, volunteers and visitors, and out of an abundance of caution to minimize the community spread of COVID-19, the West Chicago City Museum will be open by appointment only to ensure that we follow the Governor’s Phase 4 Guidelines and occupancy limitations. Guests can request an appointment to visit the museum by contacting us at email@example.com or (630)231-3376. Guests must wear a face covering at all times and maintain social distancing while in the museum.
West Chicago City Museum is a dynamic history and art center that inspires and involves the community through research, programs and exhibits. It was established as a department of the City of West Chicago in 1975. Its function is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret materials that document the history of West Chicago and the surrounding region.
The Museum is housed in the former Turner Town Hall, a National Register site. The building was constructed in 1884 and served as the seat of local government for more than 90 years. The Town Hall also housed the community's police and fire departments and served as a site for cultural events. Today, the building houses two floors of exhibits relating to West Chicago's rich history. Special events throughout the year celebrate that history.
Follow Museum happenings at the Friends of the West Chicago City Museum Facebook page.
Sara Phalen - Executive Director
132 Main Street
West Chicago, IL 60185
Phone: (630) 231-3376
Hours of Operation
Thursdays - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
*Please note: Masks are required.
Those interested may schedule an appointment for a tour or research at other times by calling (630) 231-3376 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Friends of the City Museum’s website, www.wegohistory.com, for the Museum’s free eBook and more.