601 E. Noel Drive
Mundelein, IL 60060
Saturdays: 1-4 pm
Wednesdays: 4-7 pm
Group tours are available by appointment. Please call 847.949.3200 to schedule an appointment.
The Fort Hill Historical Society, the organization that operated the museum, had to disband in 2018. Museum Operations were taken over by the Mundelein Historical Commission under a cooperative agreement between the Village of Mundelein and the Park District. “The Mundelein Historical Commission serves as the Board of Directors for the Museum, while the Park District owns the land, building, and the Artifact Collection,” Salski said. “During the last two years, commission members have reorganized the displays, updated as needed, refocused the displays on the History of Mundelein, and added a display room for temporary exhibits. We are very pleased with all of the changes and we are excited about re-opening the museum to the public,” he added.
Visitors to the Mundelein Heritage Museum will see new exhibits on early pioneers; the one-room schools of Fremont Township; memorabilia from iconic Mundelein businesses, military displays from WW I, and WW II; and displays dedicated to the five names of Mundelein. In addition, the Office is now dedicated to Mundelein’s Railroad History. “There is a lot of information and interesting photos that tell a compelling story of Mundelein’s rich history,” Flynn explained.
Residents who are interested in preserving a piece of Mundelein’s past themselves, are welcome to purchase an authentic brick from the former Hawley Street Village Hall for $5 per brick. Each brick has a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Mayor Steve Lentz.
Grand Re-Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting of the Mundelein Heritage Museum.
When: Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 12 PM
Where: 601 Noel Drive, Mundelein, Illinois
• 12 PM Flag Raising by American Legion Post and VFW Post
• 12:15 Opening Ceremony featuring Mayor Steven Lentz, Park District President Wally Fraiser, and Historical Commission President Michael Flynn
• 12:45 – 4:00. Museum tours
Special Historical Presentations
• 1:00 pm: The History of Saint Mary of the Lake Seminary by Father Tom Franzman
• 2:00 pm: The History of Old #1 by Bob Staldman
• 3:00 pm: Mundelein History Book by Shawn Killackey
Additional Activities include: Lemonade and Iced-Tea Social; Musical Favorites 1900 – 1970; Old #1 on display; Village Hall Bricks for sale; Commemorative Museum Socks; Food Trucks; Special Museum Exhibits; Community Sing-a-Long.