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West Chicago Historical Society and Kruse House Museum

The Society oversees the care of the Kruse House Museum. The Kruse House is a 1917 four-square home depicting the Fred Kruse family lifestyle. The house is furnished with period furnishings and collections including china, quilts, jewelry, toys, cut glass, and Chicago and Northwestern railroad history artifacts. The backyard boasts a period garden which has been restored and is being maintained by the West Chicago Garden Club. Each year the Kruse House has a special exhibit along with the ongoing household and railroad memorabilia. Recent exhibits include dolls, clocks, toys, musical instruments, wedding attire, dining customs, planes trains and automobiles, and quilts.

The museum offers exhibits.