Riverside Historical Museum


  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Meets the 3rd Monday of the month but does not typically meet in August or December.
The Museum is open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Museum promotes an awareness and understanding of the cultural and historical significance of the Village of Riverside, Illinois, a designated National Historic Landmark, through the exhibition, online presentation, study, conservation and growth of its unique collection of artifacts, photographs and archival materials that have particular emphasis on the planning and landscape architecture of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux; a noteworthy architectural legacy that includes public buildings and private residences designed by significant architects; and local history dating from the Native American period to the present.  The Museum enriches the cultural life of its residents and the public at large through tours of the Village’s landscape, architectural landmarks, lectures, publications and educational outreach.

School Groups

Want to get the kids out of the classroom? Or looking for a scout group activity? We can help - contact us at history@riverside.il.us or leave a voicemail at (708) 447-2542! (Available by appointment only.)


  • Richard Julian, Chairperson
  • ​Diane Ceragioli
  • Gina Furey
  • Constance Guardi
  • Jim Petrzilka
  • Samantha Schroeder
  • Patrick Smith-Ray

Interested in volunteering or joining the commission? Click here!

Close-up of the Historic Water Tower Museum with the Water Tower in the background

Contact Information

10 Pine Ave.
Riverside, Illinois 60546
(708) 447-2542
27 Riverside Rd. 
Riverside, Illinois 60546