Cedarville Area Historical Society
  Cedarville, IL                                                                        Birthplace of Jane Addams- First Female Nobel Peace Prize Winner
About Us

About Us

Thanks to everyone's tireless restoration efforts, The Cedarville Area Historical Society moved into its new home, the 1889 Cedarville School, in May 2005. It is located on Second Street west of Mill Street, at the top of the hill.

Established in 1975, the historical society contains a permanent exhibit about Jane Addams's early years in Cedarville and has many artifacts from the period before she moved to Chicago to establish Hull-House with her friend Ellen Gates Starr. The museum also features a changing exhibit.

   Museum Hours 
May 1 through October 31
Saturday and Sunday
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
or by appointment by
calling 815-563-4485 

Admission free to members of Cedarville Historical Society
$2 for non-members over 12 
Research Center open weekends 1 to 4 p.m. May through October
or by appointment by calling 815-563-4485 or 815-563-4202

Cedarville Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 336
  Cedarville, Il. 61013
 Phone:  815-563-4202

Annual membership is $15 for an individual and $25 for a family

The historical society is recognized as a non-profit organization by Illinois and the U.S. government and as such has been designated as eligible to receive tax deductible gifts under the IRS tax code regulation 501 ( c ) ( 3 ).

Privacy Statement                                                                                                   Copyright 2010  Cedarville Area Historical Society