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Gregory Peerbolte

At the Mount Prospect Historical Society, our mission is to advance the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of historical and current information related to Mount Prospect, Illinois and the surrounding areas. We are private, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 registered charity.


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The RMS Titanic sits "fully dressed" at Southampton Dock, April 5, 1912 before its fateful voyage. (This image is considered to be in the public domain)

"An Evening Aboard the Titanic" to be presented by Mount Prospect Historical Society and River Trails Park District

A century ago, the R.M.S. Titanic departed from Southampton, England, on a brisk April afternoon and sailed into the arms of history. The voyage remains … Read more ›

Mount Prospect’s Randhurst, then and now: These images depict Montgomery Ward’s The Fair Store at Randhurst Center shortly before its Grand Opening in 1962 and the new Randhurst Village today, as construction winds down. Photos courtesy of Mount Prospect Historical Society

Mount Prospect Historical Society to welcome Randhurst Village with time capsule, book signing

The wait is almost over. Construction is wrapping up at Randhurst Village and the Mount Prospect Historical Society (MPHS) will be on hand to begin … Read more ›

Eli Skinner's grave marker at Elk Grove Cemetery.

Illinois DOES have Ties to the Revolutionary War

Ever since word got out that the Mount Prospect Historical Society was planning a huge Revolutionary War re-enactment as a fundraiser, staff members and board … Read more ›

Nancy Ruffolo, Dolores Augustyn and Ginny Curtis (from left to right), members of the Mount Prospect “Sew-Bee-It” quilters, are busy hand stitching fabric squares to complete the quilt that will be raffled at the upcoming “Colony and Crown” Revolutionary War re-enactment on May 15th.  (Photo by Jean Murphy)

Free Year of Movie Viewing for Two at AMC Theatre

Wouldn’t it be fabulous to see all the new release movies you wanted absolutely free for one year? Thanks to the generosity of AMC Theatres … Read more ›


Re-Enactment Spurs Mount Prospect Woman to Find Her Family's Revolutionary Roots.

The upcoming Revolutionary War re-enactment to be held May 14-15 near her Mount Prospect home has given Cindy Huff Bork, administrative assistant at the Mount … Read more ›


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