Glen Ellyn

Historical Society


The Glen Ellyn History Center  800 N. Main St. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

The Glen Ellyn  Center for Historical Research is located in the History Center,  at 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The History Center is just south of Stacy’s Tavern Museum. Ample parking is available.

Members of the Archives Committee are available for assistance every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. To make an appointment or for general questions, please e-mail or call (630)469-1867.

NOTE: Due to our March 2019 flood, this part of the Center is closed until further notice. Hopefully, it will re-open in Phase 5 of the COVID-19 recovery. Thanks for your patience!

Location and Hours

The Glen Ellyn Center for Historical Research is maintained by the Archives Committee of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society at 800 N. Main Street in Glen Ellyn for the benefit of those who are interested in studying the history of our Village. Visitors will find a variety of materials telling the story of Glen Ellyn and its development, including photos, real estate records, books, and box collections of memorabilia, to name a few. Village residents can research early Glen Ellyn families and surnames. Students and researchers may find a wide range of topics such as suburban community studies, local government development and family life.

The archival collections give primary emphasis to local Glen Ellyn history, but also include material on neighboring communities, DuPage County and the Chicagoland area history.

Glen Ellyn Center for Historical Research