The Arlington Heights Historical Museum accepts donations of cash, securities, in-kind services and artifacts. Since the Society is a 501c3 charitable organization, your donation is tax deductible.

The Society also accepts memorial financial contributions to honor deceased loved ones.

Artifact Donations:
The Society collects items relating to Arlington Heights history, items which can be used in the interpretation of its period houses and log cabin, and items that relate to its special collections (such as our Doll and Dollhouse collection). All items must be in good condition and have no restrictions applied to the gift. Valuation of the donation is the sole responsibility of the donor.

To donate an artifact: Contact the Museum Curator at 847-255-1225 or email

All other donations: Contact the Museum Administrator at or the Development Coordinator at or call 847-255-1225.


Become a member of the Arlington Heights Historical Society...
And support the preservation of Arlington Heights history today and for future generations.

The Arlington Heights Historical Society maintains collections of local artifacts and documents, presents historical exhibits to the public each year, is responsible for the restoration and interpretation of a five building complex and sponsors local historical events throughout the year.

All Memberships Include:

  • The Dunton Post  Newsletter, published quarterly, keeps you up to date on the activities of the Historical Society and Museum
  • Free tours of the Museum
  • Reduced admission fees to Museum special events such as House Walk & Irish Fest
  • Invitation to exhibit openings and receptions in the Heritage Gallery
  • A 10% discount on Museum store products
  • A 25% discount on room rental fees in the Soda Pop Factory building's, Arlington and Dunton Rooms
Membership Rates

Landmark includes sponsorship of one Dunton Post Village 
Founder includes sponsorship of one exhibit with logo on posters and included in all publicity


Volunteer Opportunities at the Arlington Heights Historical Society and Museum are Plentiful!

The Volunteer opportunities at the Arlington Heights Historical Society and Museum have something for everyone. If you have an interest in history, then being on one of the advisory committees for Müller House or Banta House may lead you to researching furnishings needed for the homes along with preservation and funding issues. Maybe you love informing and educating others about the history of our complex, then tour guiding may be right for you. All of our tours are given by volunteers, and we are always in need of enthusiastic guides. Volunteer in the the Local History Library organize printed materials and help people research Arlington Heights history. Other options are working at Special Events such as House Walk, Irish Fest or our tea programs.

If any of these areas pique your interest, please call the Arlington Heights Historical Society and Museum at 847-255-1225 and speak with Carol Frieburg.

Become a Board Member or Join a Committee

Calling all Historical Society Members - New Board Members Wanted

Do you have an interest in shaping the activities and direction of the Arlington Heights Historical Society? We are seeking members for the Arlington Heights Historical Society Board. There are immediate and future openings available. Please contact, Carol Frieburg at 847-255-1225 or email her at to express your interest or a recommendation.

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