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The Blue Island Historical Society brings together those people interested in history, especially in the history of Blue Island and neighboring communities. The Society will work to discover and collect any material that may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area; its exploration, settlement, development, and activities; its progress in population, wealth, education, arts, sciences, agriculture, manufactures, trade, and transportation, printed, photographic, and audio-visual material including art and artifacts are all within the scope of the Society’s interests.

 

Local artifacts, photographs, and various objects fill the display cases at our home, the Albee House, on Maple Avenue. The Albee House is open by appointment only or for special events.

 

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Upcoming Events

Spring Victorian High Tea

Spring Victorian High Tea

SOLD OUT!

Saturday, April 28 | 2pm

The Albee House

13018 Maple Ave, Blue Island

Community Cafe

Community Cafe

Sunday, May 6 2018 | 9am – noon

The Albee House

13018 Maple Ave, Blue Island

Annual Membership Meeting

Annual Membership Meeting

Sunday, May 6 2018 | 1pm – 3pm

The Albee House

13018 Maple Ave, Blue Island

Sanders School Tour | George Maher in Blue Island

Sanders School Tour | George Maher in Blue Island

Sunday, May 20 | 2pm

The Albee House

13018 Maple Ave, Blue Island

B.I. Fire Museum Pancake Breakfast

B.I. Fire Museum Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, June 9 2018 | 8am – noon

Fire Station #1

2450 Vermont St, Blue Island

Drivin' the Dixie

Drivin' the Dixie

Saturday, June 16 | 8am – 10am

Old Western Ave & Broadway St

Blue Island, IL

Brewmasters Vintage Base Ball

Brewmasters Vintage Base Ball

 June 16, August 12, & Sept. 8, 2018 | 2pm

Gas Works Grounds

Intersection of James & Ann Streets, Blue Island

Our Collection

Albee House

Local artifacts, photographs, and various objects fill the display cases at our home, the Albee House, on Maple Avenue. The Albee House is open by appointment only or for special events. Please see our Facebook for upcoming events.

 

The Blue Island History Museum

The museum is located in the lower level of the Blue Island Public Library, 2433 York Street. There is also a virtual tour of the History Museum. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm; Friday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm.