Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society

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Built in 1870, the Ansel B. Cook Home was the residence of a farmer, stonemason and legislator from early Libertyville. On the town square where the town's first local settlers built their houses in the 1830s, Cook's house is now headquarters of the local historical society and a house/museum with many touches of Victorian life on the prairie. Furnishings, tools, toys, costumes and other artifacts from the period, as well as a historical library (with some notable material related to early Illinois politics), are part of the society's collection.