The Village of River Grove and the River Grove Historical Commission members have been researching and rebuilding the Italianate-style two-story home located at 8455 W. Grand Avenue in River Grove.
Nearly fully restored, the home serves as a museum featuring the history of River Grove and life in the second half of the 19th century.
The original house consists of a parlor, a sitting room, and a bedroom on the first floor along with three bedrooms upstairs. Mr. Buckman added a dining room and a bathroom. Then, at a later date, a kitchen, pantry, and closet were also added.
Free private guided tours are available but must be scheduled in advance. To schedule a tour, please call Village Hall at 708-453-8000.
2023 Programs and Events
Historical Commission volunteers will be conducting free tours of the Historical House on the third Sunday of the month from 1 pm to 4 pm - the last tour begins at 3:30 as follows:
April 16, 2023
May 21, 2023
June 18, 2023
July 16, 2023
August 20, 2023
September 17, 2023
October 15, 2023
Imagine life without cell phones, television, radio, or automobiles! How did people ever survive? Take a free tour and learn about life in River Grove in the 1880s.
New volunteers are always welcome and needed.
Items For Sale
Note & Postcards
Historical House Cookbook featuring recipes and info collected from many residents over the years