Niles Historical Museum

8970 N Milwaukee Ave
Niles IL 60714
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 10:30am-3pm
  • Wed: 10:30am-3pm
  • Fri: 10:30am-3pm

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<p>The Niles Historical Society operates the Niles Historical Museum and collects information pertinent to Niles history. The museum has a 1913 Model T Ford, a covered wagon and exhibits of old farm and work tools, kitchen appliances and equipment, an old-fashioned school room and exhibits of clothing, washing machines and other necessities of life prior to the age of modern technology. Some of the items in the collections include a Victrola, old typewriters, a kerosene lamp, an ice box and a horse drawn plow.</p> <p>The Society welcomes tour groups, including seniors, students and tourists. Arrangements can be made for groups to bring bag lunches to the museum.</p> <p>The museum increased its level of handicapped accessibility in April 2010 by installing an elevator so patrons can reach the second and third stories.</p> <p>The museum puts on a program one Sunday every month from 2 to 4 p.m. While it is typically held on the fourth Sunday, the date sometimes varies. Recent programs included "Evolution of the Comic Book," "Roaring 20s Duo" and "Chicago in the Railroad Era."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>