Take a trip back into time without leaving Buffalo Grove real estate at the Raupp Museum. Featuring three extensive exhibits this Buffalo Grove property details the local community history. Residents can view artifacts and memorabilia from days past and wonder at the way things transpired. The Main Gallery journeys from the town’s earliest days with the Potawatomi to current modern times. In the Crossroads Gallery guests can literally place themselves in the 1900’s. Here the Wiedner General Store waits for shoppers to search the shelves. Next door, visitors can listen to an actual telegraph while imagining waiting for their train at the Prairie View Train Station. The Lower Gallery showcases travelling exhibits with the last focusing on the connection between music and history.
Special events are often on the calendar at this Buffalo Grove property. Upcoming fall projects include crafts for the kids, and educational programming in conjunction with local Buffalo Grove schools. There are plenty of opportunities for residents in the area to volunteer. Whether helping out with celebrations or in the collections becoming involved is a great way to spend some extra time.
Official Raupp Museum hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. A friendly staff awaits those wandering by. If the doors are unlocked those passing by are welcomed in. For those who want to learn more about Buffalo Grove history, a detailed chronology is available online at The Raupp Museum website.