Preserving our Past for the Future


Final: 2012 Chicago History Author Series

This is the updated author list and sponsors for the Third Annual Chicago History Author Series!


History Comes Alive

Come by for a tour between 1-4pm this Tuesday or Thursday! History is coming to life at the Museums at Lisle Station Park; it did today!

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Museum 2011

With the snow falling in full swing we are hard at work preparing for another great year. In the next month I will begin to post about some of our exciting programs being offered in May 2011. Beginning in the spring we will feature updated exhibits and announce our Summer Events  as well as a new line-up of authors for the 2011 Chicago History Author Series.  Additionally this year we hope to launch a new promotional campaign featuring new promotional materials and a YouTube video series.

As always if anyone has any ideas for events or programming or would like to volunteer feel free to email

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 40 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 54 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 22mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was September 5th with 147 views. The most popular post that day was About the Blogger.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for lisle depot museum, lisle, chicago history author series, lisle depot museum blacksmith shop, and naperville il.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


About the Blogger May 2010


Author Series September 2010


Visit Us May 2010


Chicago History Author Series/ BOOKS!!!! August 2010


Chicago: A Biography by: Dominic Pacyga August 2010

A New Year

As 2010 comes to an end and 2011 begins we at the museum are continually trying to make your experience one that you will remember. From our blog to the museum experience there is always room to improve. Feel free to fill out the following form so that we may continue preserving the past and present of Lisle for the future. In addition if you would like information on joining the Heritage Society feel free to mention that in your comment and I will send you more information!

2010 Wrap up!

I would like to thank everyone for their support in the past year to make all of our programs and events a huge success! The new year looks like it will be filled with more great things for the museum. Exhibits are being spruced up and programs are being planned in anticipation for another succesful year. Already on the calendar is a Veterans Forum for Memorial Day and a movie on the museum grounds after dark.

We also are in full swing preparing for our next author series. If you know any Chicago History authors who may be interested feel free to let us know or if you have any suggestions on what you would like to see. Any comments you can give will be a huge help in ensuring another successful series.

From the museum to your home, we wish you Happy Holidays!

Time to Relax and Read some Chicago history

I would like to take a moment and thank everyone who has come out to our hear our authors speak! I would like to remind everyone that Rick Kogan and Charles Osgood will be speaking in a little over 3 weeks at the museum to wrap up this FIRST ANNUAL series. Their presentation I expect will fill up early and quite fast; please plan to arrive early if you would like a seat.

In the mean time I hope to write-up some reviews and in the coming months I hope to give you a preview of some of the upcoming events being held in 2011! As of now we have 2 planned and on the calendar for the spring.

Also if you have any ideas for the 2011 Chicago History Author Series feel free to comment or email me at

Museum Featured in Chicago Parent’s Fall issue of Going Places

Over the summer I was visited by Monica Kass Rogers as she was writing this article. She came to the museum and was very impressed with what we are doing.

I really hope you come check out the museum. One minor correction is that our fall hours are Tuesday from 6 to 9pm featuring the blacksmith shop and Saturday from 1 to 4.

Author Series featured on WGN Radio with Rick Kogan

On Sunday, September 5th I had the privilege of going down to Chicago early Sunday morning so that I could appear on Rick Kogan’s show on WGN radio.

During my 30 minute interview we talked about the museum, Lisle and the Author Series.

Click the following link to be taken to Rick’s page of podcasts of speakers.