Directory by Type


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Arboreta/Botanical Gardens/Nature Centers

Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago
Lincoln Memorial Garden & Nature Center, Springfield
Klehm Arboretum, NIBS, Rockford
Morton Arboretum, Lisle
Pilcher Park Nature Center, Joliet
Vermilion County Conservation District, Danville
Washington Park Botanical Garden, Springfield


Architecture is Fun, Chicago


Art Association of Jacksonville, Jacksonville
Catharine V. Yost Museum and Arts Ctr, Pontiac
Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst
Illinois Capitol Development Board, Springfield
Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, Chicago
Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, Lockport
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago
Krannert Art Museum, Champaign
Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst, Mt. Vernon
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Chicago
NIU Art Museum, DeKalb
Oriental Institute Museum, Chicago
Quincy Art Center, Quincy
Rockford Art Museum, Rockford
Southern Illinois Art Gallery, Whittington
Tarble Arts Center, Charleston
Theatre Historical Society of America, Elmhurst
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago


Bronzeville Children's Museum, Evergreen Park
Children's Discovery Museum, Bloomington
Children's Museum of Illinois, Decatur
DuPage Children's Museum, Wheaton
Edwardsville Children's Museum, Edwardsville
Orpheum Children's Science Museum, Champaign

Corporate Members

Architecture is Fun, Chicago
John Deere, Moline
Johnsonese Brokerage, Chicago
Taylor Studios,Rantoul


African American Museum of Southern Illinois, Carbondale
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Chicago
DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago
Ethnic Heritage Museum, Rockford
Haitian American Museum of Chicago, Chicago
Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center, Chicago
Polish Museum of America, Chicago
Ukrainian National Museum, Chicago
Provident Foundation, Chicago
Schingoethe Center for Native American Culture, Aurora
Swedish American Museum, Chicago
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago
Ukrainian National Museum, Chicago


(addresses more than 1 discipline)

Byron Museum District, Byron
DeWitt County Museum Association, Clinton
Elgin Public Museum, Elgin
Fern Dell Historic Association, Newark
Hoiles-Davis Museum, Greenville
Illinois Heritage Association, Champaign
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield
Illinois Humanities Council, Chicago
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria
Midway Village and Museum Center, Rockford
Silvercreek Museum, Freeport

Historic Houses

1876 Banwarth House & Museum, Elizabeth
Blackberry Farm, Aurora
Black & Brettun's Store/Museum, Hampton
Butterworth Memorial Trust/Deere-Wiman House, Moline
Clarke House Museum, Chicago
Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation, Rock Island
Dana Thomas House, Springfield
David Davis Mansion State Historic Site, Bloomington
Dillon Home Museum, Sterling
Dr. Charles M. Wright House, Altamont
Ellwood House Museum, DeKalb
Erlander Home Museum, Rockford
Ernest Hemingway Foundation, Oak Park
Elk Grove H.S. & Farmhouse Museum, Elk Grove Village
Friends of Fabyan, Geneva
Friends of the Dr. Richard Eells House, Quincy
Garfield Farm Museum, LaFox
Gaylord Building, Lockport
Glessner House Museum, Chicago
Governor Oglesby Mansion, Decatur
Gregory House Museum, Whitehall
Hegeler Carus Mansion, LaSalle
Jane Addams Hull House Museum, Chicago
Jarrot Mansion Project, Cahokia
Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center, DeKalb
Kline Creek Farm, Glen Ellyn
Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Springfield
Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook
Pleasant Home Foundation, Oak Park
Reddick Mansion Association, Ottawa
The 1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson Home, Edwardsville
The Evanston History Center, Evanston
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, Rockford
Villa Kathrine Tourist Information Center, Quincy
Waukegan History Museum, Waukegan


The African-American Cultural & Genealogical Society of Illinois Library & Museum, Decatur
Apple River Fort State Historic Site, Elizabeth
Batavia Depot Museum, Batavia
Beller Museum, Downers Grove
Bishop Hill Heritage Association, Bishop Hill
Bishop Hill State Historic Site, Bishop Hill
Boone County Historical Society Museum, Belvidere
Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society, Bourbonnais
Bryant Cottage State Historic Site, Bement
Bureau County Historical Society, Princeton
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site , Collinsville
Cahokia Mounds Museum Society, Collinsville
Campbell Center for Historic Preservation, Mt. Carroll
Centralia Area Historical Society, Centralia
Champaign County Historical Museum, Champaign
Chicago & E I Railroad Historical Society, Flossmoor
Chicago Historical Society, Chicago
Chillicothe Historical Society, Chillicothe
Chippianock Heritage Foundation, Rock Island
Christian County Historical Society & Museum, Taylorville
Clark County Historical Society Museum, Marshall
Collinsville Historical Museum, Collinsville
Custom House, Cairo
Des Plaines Historical Society, Des Plaines
Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown
Dundee Township Historical Society, West Dundee
DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton
Dwight Historical Society, Dwight
Early American Museum, Mahomet
Edgewater Historical Society, Chicago
Elgin Area Historical Society, Elgin
Elizabeth Historical Society, Elizabeth
Elk Grove Historical Museum, Elk Grove Village
Elmhurst Historical Museum, Elmhurst
Flagg Creek Historical Society, Burr Ridge
Flora B&O Depot Museum, Flora
Frances Willard Historical Association , Evanston
Frankfort Area Historical Society, Frankfort
Galena/Jo Daviess County Historical Society, Galena
Galena State Historic Sites, Galena
Geneva Historical Society, Geneva
Glen Carbon Historical Museum, Glen Carbon
Glen Ellyn Historical Society/Stacy's Tavern, Glen Ellyn
Glencoe Historical Society, Glencoe
Glenview Area Historical Society, Glenview
Grayslake Historical Society
Great Lakes Naval Museum, Great Lakes
Grove Heritage Association, Glenview
Grundy County Historical Society , Morris
Hagaman Illinois Historical Society, Chesterfield
Haitian American Museum of Chicago, Chicago
Hill's Fort Society, Greenville
Hinsdale History Museum, Hinsdale,
Historic Elsah Foundation, Elsah
Historic Pullman Foundation Visitor Center, Chicago
Historical Society of Quincy Adams County, Quincy
Historical Vandalia, Vandalia
Horse and Buggy Museum, Biggsville
Illinois Central Railroad Historical Society, Paxton
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield
Illinois State Archaeological Survey, Champaign
Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield
Iroquois County Genealogical Society, Watseka
Jefferson County Historical Society, Mt. Vernon
John Deere Historic Site, Dixon
John Deere Pavilion and Store, Moline
Joliet Area Historical Museum, Joliet
Kankakee County Historical Museum, Kankakee
Kendall County Historical Society, Yorkville
Kenilworth Historical Society, Kenilworth
Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum, Carthage
Labor and Industry Museum, Belleville
LaGrange Area Historical Society, LaGrange
Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Historical Society, Lake Forest
Lake Villa Historical Society, Lake Villa
Lakes Region Historical Society, Antioch
LaSalle County Historical Society, Utica
Lawrence County Historical Society, Lawrenceville
Lewis & Clark State Historic Site, Hartford
Lincoln-Sargent Farm Foundation, Lerna
Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, Petersburg
Lombard Historical Museum, Lombard
Macon County Historical Society, Decatur
Madison County Historical Museum, Edwardsville
Maeystown Preservation Society, Maeystown
Manhattan Historical Society, Manhattan
Marengo Society for Historic Preservation, Marengo
Marion County Genealogical and Historical Society, Salem
Massac County Historical Society, Metropolis
McHenry County Historical Society, Union
McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington
Menard County Historical Society, Petersburg
Mendota Museum & Historical Society, Mendota
Monroe County Historical Society, Waterloo
Morrison Historical Society, Morrison
Morton Grove Historical Society, Morton Grove
Mount Prospect Historical Society, Mount Prospect
Naper Settlement Museum, Naperville
The National Public Housing Museum, Chicago
Nauvoo Historical Society, Nauvoo
Newport Township Historical Society, Wadsworth
Niles Historical Society, Niles
O'Fallon Historical Society, O'Fallon
Ogle County Historical Society, Oregon
Old Lincoln Courtroom & Museum, Beardstown
Old State Capitol, Springfield
Oswegoland Heritage Association, Oswego
Palatine Historical Society, Palatine
Park Forest Historical Society, Park Forest
Pecatonica Heritage Museum, Pecatonica,
Peoria Historical Society, Peoria
Piatt County Museum, Monticello
Plainfield Historical Society, Plainfield
Preservation Services, IHPA, Springfield
Putnam County Historical Society, Hennepin
Quincy Museum, Quincy
Richland Heritage Museum, Olney
Ridge Historical Society, Chicago
Riverside Historical Commission, Riverside
Rock Island County Historical Society, Moline
Rolling Meadows Historical Society, Rolling Meadows
Saline County Historical Society , Harrisburg
Shabbona-Lee-Rollo Historical Museum, Shabbona
Sheffield Historical Society, Sheffield
St. Charles Heritage Center, St. Charles
Stacy's Tavern Museum/Glen Ellen Historical Society, Glen Ellyn
Stephenson County Historical Society, Freeport
Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society, Sterling
Sycamore Historical Society, Sycamore
Tampico Area Historical Museum, Tampico
Tazewell County Historic Places Society, Pekin
Tremont Museum and Historical Society, Tremont
Vermilion County Museum, Danville
Veterans Memorial Hall, Rockford
Villa Park Historical Museum, Villa Park
Village of Bartlett Museums, Bartlett
Village of Thornton Historical Society, Thornton
Vliet Center for Lake Bluff Area History, Lake Bluff
Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg
Wabash County Museum, Mt. Carmel
Warrenville Historical Museum, Warrenville
Washington Historical Society, Washington
West Chicago City Museum, West Chicago
Western Springs Historical Society, Western Springs
Westmont Historical Society, Westmont
Wheaton History Center, Wheaton
White County Historical Society, Carmi
Wilmette Historical Museum, Wilmette
Will County Historical Society, Lockport
Winnetka Historical Society, Winnetka
Wood Dale Historical Society, Wood Dale
Wood River Heritage Council, Wood River
Worth Historical Museum, Worth


Atlanta Public Library & Museum, Atlanta
Chicago Public Library Special Collections, Chicago
Decatur Public Library, Decatur
Illinois State Archives, Springfield
Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield
Oak Lawn Public Library, Oak Lawn
Pontiac-Oakland Museum, Pontiac
Randolph County Archives and Museum, Chester
Town and Country Library District, Elburn
Wood Library Museum of Anesthiology, Park Ridge

Museum Associations

Association of Midwest Museums, St. Louis, MO
Chicago Cultural Alliance, Chicago, IL
Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology, Champaign

Natural History

Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
Jurica Suchy Nature Museum, Lisle
Kendall County Natural History Center, Yorkville
Midwest Museum of Natural History, Sycamore
Prairie Grass Nature Museum, Round Lake

Park and Forest Districts

Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomingdale
Bourbonnais Township Park District, Bourbonnais
Byron Forest Preserve District, Byron
Downers Grove Park District Museum, Downers Grove
Forest Preserve District of Cook County, River Forest
Streamwood Park District, Streamwood


Adler Planetarium, Chicago
Staerkel Planetarium, Champaign


Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert, Chicago
Discovery Center Museum, Rockford
Lake County Discovery Museum, Wauconda
Robert Crown Center for Health Education, Hinsdale
Sci Tech, Hands-on Science Museum, Aurora
The Science Center, Carbondale


Aurora Regional Fire Museum, Aurora
Brunk Morgan Horse Museum, Rochester
Chatham Railroad Museum Museum, Chatham
Chanute Air Museum, Rantoul
Danville Junction RR Museum, Danville
DeMoulin Museum , Greenville
Fox River Trolley Museum, South Elgin
Gilson School, Gilson
Graue Mill & Museum, Oak Brook
Harris Agricultural Museum, Atwood
Hieronymus Mueller Museum, Decatur
Holocaust Memorial Foundation, Skokie
Illinois Amish Interpretive Center, Arcola
Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology, Champaign
Illinois Fire Museum, Springfield
Illinois Mennonite Historical & Genealogical Society, Metamora
Illinois Railway Museum, Union
Illinois State Military Museum, Springfield
Illinois Veterans Home/All Wars Museum, Quincy
J. H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum, Atlanta
Korean War Veterans National Museum & Library, Tuscola
The Museums at Lisle Station Park, Lisle
Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit, WI
Monticello Railway Museum, Decatur
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
National Museum of Surveying, Inc., Springfield
NIU Anthropology Museum, DeKalb
Ottawa Scouting Museum, Ottawa
Pioneer Schole School Restoration Society, St. Charles
Pontiac-Oakland Museum, Pontiac
Poplar Grove Wings and Wheels Museum, Poplar Grove
Prairie Aviation Museum, Bloomington
Preservation Partners of Fox Valley, St. Charles
Raggedy Ann and Andy Museum, Arcola
Raupp Memorial Museum, Buffalo Grove
Ronald Reagon Museum, Eureka
Telephone Museum Foundation, Gridley
Vermilion County War Museum, Danville
West Town Museum of Cultural History, Maywood
Wheels O' Time Museum, Peoria
Windmill Cultural Center and Dutch Windmill, Fulton



DePaul University Art Gallery, Chicago
Jack Olson Gallery of Art, NIU, DeKalb
John A. Logan College Museum, Carterville
Lincoln College Museum, Lincoln
NIU Anthropology Museum, DeKalb
NIU Art Museum, DeKalb
Ronald Reagon Museum, Eureka
Spurlock Museum, Urbana
University Museum SIUC, Carbondale
University Museum SIUE, Edwardsville
Western Illinois Museum, Macomb


Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield
Cosley Zoo, Wheaton

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Last Updated: 1/17/2005