The Berwyn Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating historical information about the City of Berwyn including its architecture, its people, communities, businesses, economics, 
cultures and ethnicities past and present, and its overall societal footprint as a near-west Chicago suburb.

We share our collection with the community at our museum. Admission is always free. This helps us to further our mission of sharing Berwyn’s history with everyone.

Our Story

The Berwyn, Illinois Historical Society was established in 1979 as an Illinois 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

What We Do

Our programs, museum and overall approach have the power to preserve and share our history to give the next generation a future the full story of their community. Learn more about our approach, how we help and the resources we provide.

The City of Homes and Progress

With years of experience under our belts, we’re proud to share the stories, photos and artifacts from Berwyn’s past.

How You Can Help

We’d love to have you as part of our supporter community and work toward our vision of a better world for all. Explore the various ways to get involved, from becoming a member and volunteering to attending a community event and donating items to the museum.