Historical House & Barn
The Village of River Grove and the River Grove Historical Commission members have been researching and rebuilding the Italianate-style two-story home located at 8455 W. Grand Avenue in River Grove.
Nearly fully restored, the home serves as a museum featuring the history of River Grove and life in the second half of the 19th century.
The original house consists of a parlor, a sitting room, and a bedroom on the first floor along with three bedrooms upstairs. Mr. Buckman added a dining room and a bathroom. Then, at a later date, a kitchen, pantry, and closet were also added.
Free private guided tours are available but must be scheduled in advance. To schedule a tour, please call Village Hall at 708-453-8000.
2023 Programs and Events
Historical Commission volunteers will be conducting free tours of the Historical House on the third Sunday of the month from 1 pm to 4 pm - the last tour begins at 3:30 as follows:
- April 16, 2023
- May 21, 2023
- June 18, 2023
- July 16, 2023
- August 20, 2023
- September 17, 2023
- October 15, 2023
Imagine life without cell phones, television, radio, or automobiles! How did people ever survive? Take a free tour and learn about life in River Grove in the 1880s.
New volunteers are always welcome and needed.
Items For Sale
- Note & Postcards
- Historical House Cookbook featuring recipes and info collected from many residents over the years
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