Glen Ellyn Historical Society
Glen Ellyn has an exceptionally active historical society, composed mostly of volunteers dedicated to documenting the village's history and showing it off to residents and visitors. An essential piece of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society is Stacy's Tavern Museum, a picturesque, Greek Revival-style building located near the Five Corners intersection. The historic building used to be Stacy's Tavern, where 50 cents could buy a traveler a night's stay, supper, breakfast and food for two horses. Historic wooden furniture inside the museum helps visitors to Stacy's Tavern Museum get a feel for what the inn and eatery once felt like. Another component of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society is its records and archives, called the Glen Ellyn History Center, which is located in a neighboring building at 800 North Main and is open to the public from 1pm to 4pm on Wednesdays. Volunteer and researcher Judy Johnson walks through the collection on a recent day, explaining that the society keeps records of nearly every historic Glen Ellyn home, preserves donated vintage furniture and keeps telephone books dating back to 1924. The Glen Ellyn History Center also has a gathering space for performances or group meetings.
- Hours: Stacy's Tavern Museum: Tue - Wed, Sun, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, or by appointment
- Handicap Accessible: Handicap parking spaces
- Ticket information: Adult: $5 Child: $2
- Student discounts: Yes
- Private parties: Yes
- Parking: Free lot
- What makes this community special?: "It's very picturesque," says Judy Johnson, Glen Ellyn Historical Society researcher and volunteer.
- Guided tours?: Yes
- Guided tour languages: English
- Audio tours?: No
- Gift shop: Yes
- Gift shop hours: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tues., Wed. and Sun.
- Membership levels: Corporate, Family, Individual