Preservation Week Celebrates Wheaton History

Wheaton’s Preservation Week is an annual event coordinated by the City of Wheaton Historic Commission as part of the annual national celebration in May by the National Trust for Historic Preservation known as Preservation Month. This year’s Preservation Week will be held from May 15-25, 2015.

Schedule of Events

  • May 13, 7 p.m.: "The Underground Railroad in Wheaton," Lecture by Dr. David Maas at Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St.
  • May 15-22: Free parking at Cantigny Park for Wheaton residents
  • May 23, 1-4 p.m.: Home History Research Event at Wheaton Public Library, reservations required

Related Events

There will also be two Home History Research Events at the Wheaton Public Library in April:

  • April 11, 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Home History Research Event. Call the Reference Desk direct phone line at 630-868-7520 to reserve a time slot.
  • April 13, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Home History Research Event. Call the Reference Desk direct phone line at 630-868-7520 to reserve a time slot.

Pride in Preservation Signs

As part of Preservation Week, the Historic Commission places “Pride in Preservation” purple lawn signs throughout Wheaton at various sites designated Wheaton Historic Landmarks and locations listed on the Wheaton Register of Historic Places. Many of these sites include a plaque with the estimated date of construction or a permanent interpretive sign with more information.

See an online tour of some of these sites with images and brief information on the City's website by selecting “Wheaton’s Landmark Homes.”  

 

Submit any questions or inquiries regarding the 2015 Preservation Week to WheatonHistoricCommission@gmail.com.