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

Rental Information for the History Center Multi-Purpose Room at 800 N. Main St. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


Rates vary according to the type of group and time of day desired.

For use of the multipurpose room, the Anderson Room:

For evening and weekend rentals:

  For members of the Historical Society: $40/hr

​  For members of Glen Ellyn Civic/Service/Non-Profit Organizations: $50/hr

  All other individuals/organizations/businesses: $65/hr

For rentals from Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (our regular operating hours):

  For members of the Historical Society: $25/hr

​  For members of Glen Ellyn Civic/Service/Non-Profit Organizations: $35/hr

  All other organizations/businesses: $50/hr

(For evening and weekend rentals, outside of our regular operating hours,

there is an additional charge of $15 per hour.)

Rental price includes use of rectangular tables (8 feet long) and chairs.

Use of our overhead projector: additional $25. No charge for screen.

Coffee pot and pot for hot water are also available. There is a charge of 50 cents per person, minimum charge of $15 per event. This includes a pot of caffeinated coffee (decaf upon request) and a pot of hot water, with a box of assorted teas for your guests to select from, as well as creamer, sweetener and cups. (Hot chocolate available upon request.) 

Our room is arranged in a standard face-forward auditorium (theater) style, with a podium and screen (for projector) at the front. If you would like a different format of seating, there is an additional charge of $25 - $50 depending on the type of setup desired. Or you can set the room yourself as you like it, and reset it (as you found it) after your event concludes, at no additional charge. A standard wired microphone is available at the podium. Please include its use in your request; no additional charge.

Minimum rental time: two hours.

Please reserve for the entire length of time you need. For instance, you might reserve for three hours if you want to offer a two hour program. That will give you time for set up and clean up.

Renters are expected to set up the room, clean up the room and take all trash out. Any spills should be cleaned up. If the rest rooms have received a lot of use during the event, they should also be checked during the clean up process. There is a trash bin and a recycling bin behind the History Center. Trash bags are under the kitchen sink. We highly encourage that bottles and cans are recycled, and have recycling bins in the History Center that guests can use.  

For renters to serve alcohol, in any form, including wine and/or beer, at an event, you must have a special event policy from your insurance company that names the Glen Ellyn Historical Society and the Village of Glen Ellyn as additional insured. We must have a copy of that insurance policy and/or appropriate licenses on file prior to your event. You are required to get any special event permits/licenses the Village of Glen Ellyn and the State of Illinois require, and to meet all additional requirements under the law, as well as having certified BASSET servers.

We have a small kitchenette that is available to renters at no additional charge. This includes a refrigerator, sink, garbage disposal, and microwave, as well as limited counter space.

There is a parking lot at the History  Center. Additional parking evenings and weekends is often available behind Stacy's Tavern Museum, by Forest Glen Elementary School, at the District 41 Administration Offices across the street, and on surrounding residential streets.

For more information, or to check on desired dates, contact director@gehs.org or phone 630-469-1867 and ask for the director. Thanks for your interest!

Glen Ellyn

Historical Society