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Oak Park River Forest Museum (Cicero Firehouse)


129 Lake St.


Oak Park


Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 9am - 5pm

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible


William J. Van Keuren, 1898



Originally Cicero Fire Co. No. 2, this historic firehouse has been leased by the Village of Oak Park to the Historical Society of Oak Park-River Forest for the next 30 years. The Historical Society is in the middle of a painstaking $600,000 interior restoration and transformation funded privately by residents of the community. 115 years of false ceilings, deteriorated drywall and asbestos floor tiles have been removed to reveal the original Georgia-pine ceilings, walls and floors. The new museum and history center will be a community gathering place. It will house exhibits, programs and archival documents on two floors.

Behind the Scenes

Explore the new home of the Oak Park-River Forest Historical Society in this restored historic firehouse.


Part of the ComEd Sustainability Trail

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