• Oak Park River Forest Museum

    Oak Park River Forest Museum


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    About Us

    The community's newest Museum tells the stories of the sister villages in an 1898 Oak Park Landmark brick structure at Lake and Lombard. Research services, exhibits, public programs and more.


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    The museum is located in a renovated 1898 firehouse at 129 Lake St., just west of Stevenson Park.
    Visit our newest exhibit, “Ever Changing, Yet the Same: OPRF High School at 150 Years.”
    This letterman’s jacket is one of many OPRF artifacts on display in the museum’s exhibit celebrating the 150th year of  Oak Park River Forest High School.


    Thatcher Woods Walking Tour
    Spring House Walk "Tales Our Houses Tell"
    Spring House Walk "Tales Our Houses Tell"
    • House Walk features interior tours of five homes in southwest River Forest to benefit the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest.
    • Sunday May 5, 2024