Dundee Historical Society

426 Highland Ave, West Dundee IL 60118

The Annual Meeting for 5/3/2020 has been canceled due to the current health emergency regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19.

Voting will take place by mail or email.


The Dundee Township Historical Society is concerned with the current health emergency regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and therefore will be temporarily closing our doors for the safety of our residents and visitors.

We will be closed through the end of May 2020 per Illinois Governor Pritzker’s Stay At Home Order.

Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.

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.



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