From its beginning in the early 1830’s, the Village of Glen Ellyn’s history has been richly textured by the people who pioneered the prairies and made the fulfillment of their dreams our legacy. To continue to inspire these dreams, a group of dedicated volunteers founded the Glen Ellyn Historical Society in 1969. Today, the Society’s programs encompass activities involving hundreds of residents of the Village of Glen Ellyn and surrounding communities. Members of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society are proudly responsible for:
*The operation and support of Stacy’s Tavern Museum (in partnership with the Village of Glen Ellyn), a wayside stagecoach inn built in 1846. The Tavern has been restored on its original site. Exhibits and additions to the artifact collection are ongoing.
*An active house plaquing program to research the identify Village structures of historical significance. Plaques placed on the structures are great additions to Glen Ellyn’s sense of living history.
*Educational outreach including lectures and seminars on historical topics to a variety of audiences, school programs, an artifact and archive collection, a library, and participation in Village activities.
*Free admission to Stacy’s Tavern Museum
*A subscription to the Messenger Newsletter, our print newsletter
*Email newsletter and notice of special events
*Invitations to opening receptions, annual meeting and special events
*10% discount at Stacy’s Corners Store on most items (a few exceptions apply)
*Invitation to members-only shopping events at Stacy's Corners Store, including two member-appreciation shopping days each year
*Reduced rates for selected programs and for History Center rental
Thomas E. Hill Society: $1000
Non-Profit Organization: $50
A fiscal year membership for one individual
Membership for a family, adults (and any children) at one address
A fiscal year membership for senior citizens and students
Help to sustain the Historical Society with this annual membership
Become a patron of the Historical Society with this annual membership
An annual membership that honors the heritage of our community
Our highest level of membership named for one of Glen Ellyn's most honorable citizens
A fiscal year membership for a business
A membership for a non-profit organization