Welcome to the Glen Ellyn Historical Society

The Glen Ellyn Historical Society Mission: Researching, preserving and presenting the history of Glen Ellyn…for today and for generations to come.

The Glen Ellyn Historical Society has been serving the greater Glen Ellyn area since 1969, when it was formed at the request of the Village of Glen Ellyn to restore Stacy’s Tavern (a stagecoach inn from the 1840s) and operate it as a museum celebrating the Village’s early history. The role of the Society has expanded considerably over the years and now includes the Glen Ellyn Center for Historical Research, the Glen Ellyn History Center (for temporary exhibits, meetings and educational programs), Stacy’s Corners Store, and Ward Plaza, which provides an attractive gateway to Glen Ellyn from the north. All of the Society’s facilities are located at Historic Stacy’s Corners, the birthplace of Glen Ellyn, where North Main Street intersects St. Charles and Geneva Roads. Follow us on facebook

The Glen Ellyn History Center, which houses most of the Society’s activities as well as Stacy’s Corners Store,  is located at 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 60137.

Stacy’s Tavern Museum, which is near the History Center at 557 Geneva Road, is open for tours on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons April through December 10th from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and by appointment.  Group tours are scheduled year round by appointment.  Admission is $5/adults and $2.50/students.

Stacy’s Corners Store and the Stacy’s Tavern Museum are both closed on the following Holidays:

  • Easter
  • Memorial Day Weekend (Sat.-Mon.)
  • July 4th and Sunday July 6th
  • Labor Day Weekend (Friday-Monday)
  • **Store Closed** Columbus Day Weekend (Saturday-Monday)
  • November 26th (day before Thanksgiving)
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Stacy’s Corners Store and the History Center will close December 24th at 1:00 p.m. and reopen Tuesday, January 6th at 10:00 a.m.

The Society’s phone number is 630–469-1867 x101. Email should be addressed to: director@gehs.org  The Society’s mailing address is P.O. Box 283, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138.