Any former or current resident of Rosemont interested in contributing items of local historical significance to a planned Rosemont Museum & Innovation Center are invited to do so. The museum will be located in the lobby of the new village hall building near the community’s entertainment center and Rosemont Theater.
“The goal is to create an engaging museum experience to include interactive displays and multimedia experiences that tell the story of Rosemont’s rich history,” wrote Mayor Brad Stephens in a letter to residents.
Plans call for the village to begin moving into the 121,000 sq. ft., 4-level office building as early as late April or May. The museum will be home to the Donald E. Stephens Hummel Museum now on Higgins Road, a 1923 Ahrens Fox Fire Truck, maps/renderings, antiques, and archival photos and media. The museum space will be free to the public.
“If you or anyone who has lived in Rosemont have any items that hold sentimental value, represent significant moments throughout Rosemont’s history, we invite you to consider donating them to the Rosemont Museum & Innovation Center,” the mayor added. “Your contributions will help create an immersive and authentic experience for future visitors and residents.”
Items the village is interested in are photographs or videos of Rosemont throughout the years, old uniforms, ID badges, newspapers, film, trophies, school archives and written accounts and stories from residents.
Management of the museum will be handled by the newly commissioned Rosemont Arts Commission.
For further information contact Stacey Schuster at 847-993-8312 or email George Almaraz at AlmarazG@villageofrosemont.org.