Two items found in creek in early 2013 that we donated shortly after to the Tinley Park Historical Society Museum. A door lock and a 'metal ring", from a multiple horse "tree" - buggy hook up from what we were shown by the staff.
Tinley Park- Park District Page
The Tinley Park Historical Society was organized in 1974 to reserve and document the heritage of Tinley Park and its surrounding areas. The "Old Zion" Lutheran Church, a "prairie gothic" style frame structure built in 1884, was acquired as its home. Now known simply as "The Landmark", it has been the center of the history of Tinley Park, and its surrounding area. The Landmark Church and Museum structures are owned and maintained by the Tinley Park-Park District with the Hisotical Society overseeing and operating the museum and tours of the facilities.
The Historical Society, in its continuing research efforts, is always looking for artifacts, photographs, and other materials (including letter, deeds, contracts, postcards, calendars , old phone books, posters, store gift items, newpapers, etc.), that relate to the Tinley Park area. We will make copies of photgraphs and documents if you are currently not in a position to donate them. A museum has been established in the addition behind the original church. The museum features information and arifacts of New Bremen/Tinley Park history. A research room has also been opened and is available to students and others interested in studying the area history and genealogy.
The Historical Society depends on the community's support to achieve this goal. We encourage you to support the Historical Society through donation or by becoming a member. Contributions are tax deductible, to the extent allowed by law. For more information call the Historical Society at 429-4210 or Park District at 342-4200
If you are interested in learning more about your family, your hometown, favorite historical site or history in general, there are plenty of places you can learn from . Below you will find the resources we utilized while gathering the information we have displayed on this website.
Online options are easily accessable but can sometimes require payment and can be expensive. There are however websites run by dedicated enthusiasts or volunteers that are free.
There are a few options that only take a little time and driving. Your local library is always a good place to start. If they don't have what you are looking for, they can direct you where to look next.
If you are a history buff you should visit area historical society's. In addition to the plethora of info you will find, they usually have amazing displays of artifacts donated by various patrons.
We would like to thank The Tinley Park Historical Society. Its always a great experience visiting. The volunteers that work there have been beyond gracious to us and a great help in guiding us in the right direction. We've learned a lot just by chatting with them while we worked. Thank You to all of you that have supported our efforts!!!
Use of the library is $3 for non-members, free for members.
Membership is $25 for one year .
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Monday 10 am-4 pm
Tuesday 1 pm-5 pm
Wednesday 10 am-4 pm
Friday 10 am-4 pm
1st & 2nd Saturday of the month 11:30-4 pm
Open Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm and the first Sunday of the month from 1 pm to 3 pm
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