The Dundee Township Historical Society is concerned with the current health emergency regarding the Coronavirus (COVID 19) and has developed a plan for re-opening that takes the health and safety of our volunteers and patrons into serious consideration.

We re-opened on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, from 2 to 4pm by appointment only. Call 847-428-6996, speak clearly when leaving a message. This will help us to limit the amount of guests and ensure safe distance while viewing the exhibits.

Upon arriving please ring the doorbell.  A docent will open the door for your entry.

  • Before you enter the building, please put on a face covering.
  • Limit personal belongings. 
  • No food or drink allowed.
  • Use hand sanitizer upon arrival. 
  • While inside our building, remember to wear a face mask or covering at all times.
  • Always follow the safe distance rule of maintaining a distance of 6′ away from other guests or groups.
  • Avoid touching items located throughout the museum.

Commonly-touched surfaces like handrails, door handles, table tops, exhibit cases and seating will be disinfected frequently.

Museum hours are Wednesdays and Sundays from 2-4pm. Library Research hours are Wednesdays from 2-4pm.

Please refrain from visiting the museum and library if you are not feeling well, have a fever or have been exposed to anyone with COVID 19. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

The Dundee Township Historical Society Board of Directors


Dundee Opera House

Back in the day, entertainment in Dundee was often provided at the Dundee Opera House built in 1893. The stage on the 3rd floor welcomed traveling shows, musicals, literary reviews and school plays and graduation ceremonies.

Advertising of Yesteryear

Long before the onslaught of various media technologies, simple things like posters, newspaper ads and other printed materials advertised things of local interest.

Women’s Suffrage

The fight for women’s right to vote began with the Temperance Movement in the 1820s and most actively from 1848 until the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified in 1920.


The annual Historic Sites Program and Plaque Presentation scheduled for November 2020 will unfortunately be postponed until November 2021.

We do not feel that we can accommodate a program under COVID 19 guidelines for the health and safety of our residents and volunteers.

Thank you for your understanding.

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