Local History

Local History

Historical Society

Ela Historical Society and Museum
95 E. Main St.
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Phone: 847-438-2086

Historical Texts

Encyclopedia of Chicago
Online encyclopedia of local history published by the Chicago Historical Society, the Newberry Library, and James R. Grossman. Search on a specific locality (e.g., Lake Zurich) to view local history information.

A Pictorial History of Ela Township
PDF version of this popular book about local history compiled by the Ela Historical Society and authored by local historian Spencer Loomis.

Nancy Burgess' Local History Articles
Series of local history articles written by Nancy Burgess and originally printed in the no longer published HOMETOWN Lake Zurich magazine.

Newspaper Archives

Check out our page of links to the online archives for the Lake Zurich Courier, Daily Herald, Chicago Sun Times and Chicago Tribune. Remote access is limited to Ela Library card holders.


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