Highland Park Historical Society
The Highland Park Historical Society represents a community effort to preserve our past and present for the future. Our historical archives of photographs, city documents, maps and books dating back to the city's founding in 1869 are maintained for research and interpretation. The rich history and culture of Highland Park, Ravinia Festival and Fort Sheridan are revealed in programs highlighting local architecture, history, landscape and residents' personal stories. We often go beyond our city's borders to examine history of regional, state and national importance in order to provide information in a meaningful context.