Lake Bluff History Museum

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The Lake Bluff History Museum chronicles the history of the Village of Lake Bluff from its earliest settlers in the 1830s through its role as a summer getaway for Chicagoans in the late 19th century and its current status as a bedroom community. Visitors learn that the village, 30 miles north of the city, was not only a stop on the Chautauqua and Lyceum lecture circuits but emerged as an artists' colony in the early 20th century. In addition to the permanent exhibits, the Lake Bluff History Museum regularly offers special programs and community events such as an October Ghost Walk illuminating Lake Bluff's haunted past