Established in 1955, the Libertyville-Mundelein
Historical Society collects and preserves historical material and
information relative to Libertyville, Mundelein and surrounding areas in
Lake County, Illinois. The 1878 Ansel B. Cook House, listed on the
National Register of Historic Places, is home to the society’s archives
and Victorian museum.
Please feel free to browse our website to learn more
about the society, our events, and ways you can participate in
preserving the community's past for future generations!
Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society
The Wide Awakes
November 17, 2014
7pm, Cook Park Library
The grassroots movement of the Wide Awakes, a pre-Civil War political club that spread to cities across the North, played a huge role in the election of Abraham Lincoln. Cook Librarian Sonia Schoenfield will present a fascinating look at this group and talk about our local connection: the Libertyville Wide Awake banner and memorabilia displayed in Cook House today. Don’t miss this unique slice of our local history.
Our next open house will be after the Cook Park tree lighting ceremony in November.
We're always happy to give private tours.
Give us a call or shoot us an email to schedule one.
413 N. Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048-2280