• Become a Member

    • Become a member of the museum and support our mission! Payment for membership can be done by credit card, check and via PayPal. To pay by check: Please send your name, address, phone number and email address along with your check. Make check payable to Elgin Area Historical Society: Elgin History Museum 360 Park Street Elgin, Illinois 60120
  • Volunteering & Internships

    • The Society and Museum need many volunteers to help in all areas, including:
      • Museum Docents and Greeters: Greet visitors as they enter the Museum, then guide the visitors through the Museum, describe the exhibits to them, and answer any questions they may have.
      • Education Programs: Assist with childrens’ programs
      • Events: Volunteers are needed for the Cemetery Walk, the History Fair, and preparing for general meetings at the Museum.
      • Collections: Assist in cataloging items in the Museum’s collections
      • Board of Directors: Serve on the Museum’s Board of Directors; positions are also available on other Society committees.
      • Exhibits: Help construct and set up exhibits located in the Museum

      The Museum also has volunteer internships for college and high school credit available on an individual project basis. If you are interested please fill out the form located on our Volunteering and Internships page.

  • Crackerbarrel Newsletter

    • The Crackerbarrel is the Society’s bimonthly member newsletter. It has a calendar of upcoming events, articles of historical interest, reminiscences of days gone by, and news of Society events.