• Gatto's
  • Wine Cellar
  • Giordano's
  • Tivoli
  • Toys on Main
  • Gilbert Park
  • Caribou Coffee
  • Scoobys
  • Starbucks
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Upcoming Events

Living Cemetary – October 24th, 10am-12pm  

Come visit with Downers Grove’s Founders! Local citizens and students will be in period costumes re-enacting many of our founders at the Main Street Cemetery (next to The Cellar Door).  This is the happy and busy day when children paint Halloween pictures on shop windows, so bring the kids and grandkids and learn about the lives and times of these historical figures. Download the flyer for more information.


We are dedicated to the history and heritage of Downers Grove, Illinois

The Downers Grove Historical Society is an independent, non-profit volunteer organization which was incorporated in 1968. We are dedicated to keeping history alive for future generations by preserving and promoting the heritage of Downers Grove. We seek to foster an understanding, awareness, and appreciation of our town's history and architecture through education, community programs, publications, and acknowledgement of historic sites. We rely solely on public support to continue these efforts.

We are dedicated to the history and heritage of Downers Grove, Illinois



Help make history matter. Become a member today!

When you become a member of the Downers Grove Historical Society, you join those who are supporting the efforts to preserve, protect and share our rich heritage. Your membership supports a vital cultural resource and preserves our town's history - now, and for future generations.