Historic Commission

Meetings

For up-to-date information regarding all of the City's Boards and Commissions meeting dates and times, please see the City Calendar

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

  • Nancy Flannery, Chair
  • Thomas O. Kay, Ex-Officio
  • Lisa Buchanan
  • Diane Burant
  • Barbara Dutton
  • Emelie Engling
  • Steph McGrath
  • Linda Moran
  • Robert Purdy

Purpose

The Historic Commission promotes awareness of Wheaton's history and appreciation for the city’s heritage through preserving historical documents, maintaining city archives and recommending appropriate historic programs and projects. The commission coordinates activities for Preservation Week and recognizes Historic Landmarks in Wheaton.

Preservation Month

Each May the City’s Historic Commission coordinates Preservation Month to coincide with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual national celebration. 

As part of Preservation Month 2021, from Saturday, May 15 to Sunday, May 23 the Historic Commission will place “Pride in Preservation” purple lawn signs throughout Wheaton at 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 additional information. 

For an online tour of Wheaton's Landmarks, visit the Wheaton Register of Historic Places Program and select "View Wheaton Register of Historic Places."

Wheaton Register of Historic Places Program

Find out more about the process to be added to the Wheaton Register of Historic Places.

View Historic Wheaton Properties

Home History Research Help

Ever wonder how old your house is? Who lived there in the past? What it looked like originally? Whether your interest is a house's construction date, past owners or architecture, the City of Wheaton Historic Commission can help. They'll help you discover resources and show you what each reveals.

Contact Gretchen Murphy at gmurphy@wheatonlibrary.org or call 630-868-7523 to set up a one-on-one virtual help session.