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Orland Park History Museum

The Village of Orland Park held its first Board of Trustees meeting in 1892, but its history reaches further back in time.  The Village of Orland Park History Museum was established to capture, preserve and celebrate our village's treasured past.

 

The Village of Orland Park History Museum opened its doors in April of 2016. It is located at 14415 South Beacon Avenue in the village's former village hall. 


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Curator: Diane Grah

Museum Development and Advisory Board:

  • Elizabeth Grad Christofylakis – Chairman
  • Diane Chin – Commissioner
  • Karen Friker – Commissioner
  • Jim Gira – Commissioner
  • Eileen Neary – Commissioner
  • Chuck Pelini - Commissioner 


History Museum Hours:

Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.                                                                                  
Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.                                 
2nd Sunday 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.                                                                                    
Group tours by request  
                                                                                     


Admission:

FREE*- There is no charge for general admission to the museum during normal business hours.

*There may be an admission charge in the event of special exhibits. 


Membership:

Charter Membership - $5.00 – Lifetime

Benefits:

  • Free admission to all special exhibits and events.
  • E-Mail notifications of all special exhibits and events.
  • Personalized certificate in recognition of Charter Membership.
  • 10% discount on all items being sold through the Museum.

 

Annual Membership - $10.00 Individual – Annual 
                                   
$20.00 Family - Annual

Benefits:

  • Free admission to all special exhibits and events.
  • E-Mail notifications of all special exhibits and events.

 

10% discount on all items for sale through the museum.


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SPONSORSHIPS – (Corporate and Personal)

The Orland Park History Museum Sponsorship Program will be a onetime contribution program that will consist of five levels. A sponsorship wall featuring names of sponsors will be on display at all times at the museum:

  • Partner        - $5,001 & Above - Lifetime
  • Leader         - $3,001 - $5,000  - Lifetime
  • Benefactor - $1,501 - $3,000   - Lifetime
  • Associate    -    $501 - $1,500   - Lifetime
  • Friend          -    $250 - $500      - Lifetime

 

Benefits:

  • Recognition from the Village Board of Trustees and the Museum Development and Advisory Board at an annual “SPONSOR APPRECIATION” event at the Museum.
  • Name posted on the Museum Sponsorship wall.
  • Personalized Certificate in recognition of sponsorship, signed by the Mayor and the Museum Curator.
  • Recognition of sponsorship in the Orland Park Public.
  • Free admission for sponsor and guests to all special exhibits and events.
  • E-Mail notifications of all special exhibits and events.

 
20% discount on all items being sold through the Museum.


EXHIBITS/EVENTS SPONSORSHIP


Throughout the year the Museum will have special and/or themed exhibits and events. In an effort to support these exhibits and events, sponsorships will be offered. The cost of these sponsorships will be based on the costs associated with the exhibit or event.     

Benefits:

  • Recognition from the Village Board of Trustees and the Museum Development and Advisory Board at an annual “SPONSOR APPRECIATION” event at the Museum.
  • Name posted on the Museum Exhibit/Event Sponsorship wall.
  • Recognition of sponsorship in the Orland Park Public.
  • Name included in all promotional materials.

Donations and Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to support the work of museum committees: collections, fundraising and special events, programs and education, membership, and communication and marketing. The museum also will train volunteers to serve as docents.

Suggested donations or loans include: photos and artwork; printed items such as school yearbooks, maps, advertisements, and newsletters; and everyday items including tools, clothing, furnishings, toys, and sports memorabilia. 

Orland area residents wishing to volunteer or donate or loan items to the museum may contact Diane Grah by phone at
708-873-1622, or by e-mail at .
   


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