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Support the Arlington Heights Historical Museum

The Arlington Heights Historical Museum accepts donations of cash, securities, in-kind services and artifacts. Since the Society is a 501c3 charitable organization, your donation is tax deductible.

The Society also accepts memorial financial contributions to honor deceased loved ones.

Artifact Donations:
The Society collects items relating to Arlington Heights history, items which can be used in the interpretation of its period houses and log cabin, and items that relate to its special collections (such as our Doll and Dollhouse collection). All items must be in good condition and have no restrictions applied to the gift. Valuation of the donation is the sole responsibility of the donor.

To donate an artifact: Contact the Museum Curator at 847-255-1225.

All other donations: Contact the Museum Administrator at dschoeneberg@ahpd.org or Maggie Sraga, Operations Manager, at operationsmanager@ahpd.org or call 847-255-1225.

Annual Fund

Annual Fund provides direct support where it is most needed.

The Arlington Heights Historical Society continues its mission of collecting, preserving, and presenting the history of our great village. The Society is a not-for-profit organization that strives to enrich people’s lives by connecting them to the past through inspiring programs, community events, exhibits, and stories hosted at the downtown historical campus and at the Farmers Market. The Society relies on memberships, donations, and sponsorships to bring this programming to the community.

 

As we move into the season of giving, please consider donating to the Society’s 2023 initiative, “Community Connections.” The Society aims to raise $10,000 this year to fund membership growth, sponsoring, and outreach. This year’s initiative will focus on building community connections in Arlington Heights through new member events, community outreach, and local partnerships. We invite you to join us this year’s upcoming events and we thank you in advanced for your generosity!

The Arlington Heights Historical Society is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.

DONOR LEVELS:

Village Historian $50 – $149 Dunton Society $150 – $249
Arlington Club $250 – $499 Banta Society $500 – $999
Müller Society $1,000 and up

Donors/Supporters

Arlington Heights Garden Club
Daisy Daniels Quester Group #376
Godey Quester Group
Grand Frame
Peggy Kinnane’s Restaurant
Tuscan Market
Zanies Comedy Night Club

Donations received in memory of our departed members and friends:

A most generous donation made by the estate of John R. Herman, Sr.
Patricia Mueller (October 17, 1928-October 27, 2011)
John Herman Sr. (July 13, 1934-January 19, 2012)
Donald Keppler (August 7, 1934-March 31, 2012)

Become a member of the Arlington Heights Historical Society

Support the preservation of Arlington Heights history today and for future generations. The Arlington Heights Historical Society maintains collections of local artifacts and documents, presents historical exhibits to the public each year, is responsible for the restoration and interpretation of a five building complex and sponsors local historical events throughout the year. Purchase memberships through PayPal (see below) or at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum.

Membership Categories

Individual – $30
  • FREE admission for one to the Museum, F.W. Muller House, Banta House, Coach House and the Pioneer Cabin
  • The Dunton Post, quarterly newsletter
  • FREE 4 pack of Soda – created following the original Muller recipes
  • 10% Discount on purchases in the Heritage Gallery gift shop
  • 15% Discount on room rental fees for the Arlington Room
  • Reduced admission to specific special events
  • Invitations to exhibit openings and receptions in the Heritage Gallery
  • Membership in Time Travelers program, includes discounts and benefits to over 300 museums nationwide

Household – $45

Everything the Individual Membership offers, plus…

  • FREE admission for all immediate household members to the Museum, F.W. Muller House, Banta House, Coach House and the Pioneer Cabin

Benefactor – $100

Everything the Individual Membership offers, plus…

  • FREE admission for all immediate household members plus two guests to the Museum, F.W. Muller House, Banta House, Coach House and the Pioneer Cabin
  • 15% Discount on purchases in the Heritage Gallery gift shop
  • 25% Discount on room rental fees for the Arlington Room

Patron – $500

Everything the Individual Membership offers, plus…

  • FREE admission for all immediate household members plus four guests to the Museum, F.W. Muller House, Banta House, Coach House and the Pioneer Cabin
  • Two FREE 4 packs of Soda – created following the original Muller recipes
  • 15% Discount on purchases in the Heritage Gallery gift shop
  • 25% Discount on room rental fees for the Arlington Room
  • Free admission to specific special events
  • Invitations to exhibit openings and receptions in the Heritage Gallery
  • Invitation for two to the annual recognition dinner

Bonus purchase available any membership: $500 behinds the scene tour for one/two. Additional person up to six, $50 per person.

Volunteer

The Arlington Heights Historical Society and Museum is always looking for helping hands to join us in our quest to preserve history and present it to our community. Have some free time to help out? See below for a list of our current volunteer positions:

Tour Guides

Time Commitment: approximately 1 hour every few weeks at 2:30pm on Saturdays. Have fun talking with others and sharing engaging stories? Our Tour Guide leads our visitors through the Museum campus educating them about the history and stories that surround the buildings that now make up the Arlington Heights Historical Museum. A tour guide manual and several training days are provided for new volunteers to become comfortable with this position.

Special Events

Time Commitment: a few hours every couple of months Looking for a fun and free way to attend Museum events? Providing a few hours of your time to help our community events run smoothly gives you the opportunity to do good while still having a good time! The Society and Museum regularly need help with special events offered on the Museum Campus. Positions range from checking people in and handling tickets, to playing games and making crafts with visiting children to staffing houses to provide visitors an interesting experience. Most training is done the day of the event.

Farmer’s Market

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours weekly on Saturdays between 7:30am and 1:30pm. The Arlington Heights Farmer’s Market (run by the Arlington Heights Historical Society) needs homegrown volunteers just as much as they need homegrown fruits and veggies! Hands are needed to help with set up and clean up before and after the market as well as greeters during the market. Being able to lift and move is a plus in this role if you plan to help set up/tear down but greeters can sit/stand for long periods of time. Volunteers will be directed as to what needs to be done on a weekly basis.

Board Member

Time Commitment: varying responsibilities over a several year period. Must be able to make meetings every third Thursday of the month from 7-8:30pm at the Museum. Want to make a difference in the future of the Museum and make a commitment to preserving the past? The Arlington Heights Historical Society is looking for engaged volunteer board members to serve as Museum allies and help promote the Museum’s mission in the larger community. Responsibilities vary based on committee responsibilities, and Museum projects and events.

Interested in any of the above positions? Contact Maggie Sraga, Operations Manager, at operationsmanager@ahpd.org for more details!

Become a Board Member or Join a Committee

Calling all Historical Society Members – New Board Members Wanted

Do you have an interest in shaping the activities and direction of the Arlington Heights Historical Society? We are seeking members for the Arlington Heights Historical Society Board. There are immediate and future openings available. Please contact Maggie Sraga, Operations Manager at 847-255-1225 or email her at operationsmanager@ahpd.org to express your interest or a recommendation.

 

 

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