Historical Society Local History Library

The collection of over 40,000 historic objects, documents, and photographs at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum is owned by the Arlington Heights Historical Society and includes objects and materials from the Village’s earliest history in the mid-1800s to the present day. Some areas of note in the collection include bottles and other objects from the F.W. Muller and Arlington Club soda business; objects related to William Dunton, the Village’s founder; and objects from Arlington High School.

Objects from the Museum’s collection are on display in the Muller House, Banta House, Coach House and in the permanent and temporary exhibits in the Museum Center.

Objects, archival documents, and photographs are available to researchers. Please see the “Research” page for more information.

A portion of the Museum’s archival and photograph collections are available for online viewing through Digital Past. These include early telephone directories, the Sigwalt Diaries, and other Arlington Heights related items. In partnership with the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

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