Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society was officially founded in
1955. During that year, a steering committee proposed the society's goal
and purpose: "to discover, study, discuss, collect, and preserve information and materials relative to the history of the community."
The Ansel B. Cook Victorian Home, which
elegantly graces Milwaukee Avenue, is the society's museum and archive.
The house stands as a wonderful tribute to the dedicated members of the
Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society who continue to embrace a
mission of preservation that benefits our extended community.
As a society, our duties include the following:
- Refurbish and maintain the Ansel B. Cook Home as a museum and historical site.
(The home is open Sundays during June, July and August from 2 to 4 p.m.)
- Conduct tours by appointment.
- Present popular programs on local history on the
third Monday of September, October, November, February, March, and April.
- Host a Victorian Christmas Open House in the Cook Home on designated weekends in December.
- Conduct field trips to historic places in the area.
- Maintain a local history information file that is used by the press and the public.
- Publish a newsletter.
Jenny Barry, President
Jane Ahrens, Membership
Marylyn Alkire, Recording Sec.
Jack Cavanaugh, Treasurer
Joanne Wright, Corresponding Sec.
Dick Fisher, Special Tours
Arlene Lane, Archivist
Lynne Stetz, House Manager
Laurie Stein, Programs
David Archer, Library Director
Beverly Schar, Honorary Director
(Surrounding Larry Alkire from left to right are: Audrey Krueger, Mickey Alkire, Laura Hickey,
Arlene Lane, Lynne Stetz, Faith Sage and Joanne Wright.)