The Raupp Museum features two permanent gallery spaces, dedicated to exploring the history of Buffalo Grove – the Main Gallery and Crossroads Gallery.
The Main Gallery tells the story of the history of Buffalo Grove, beginning with Potawatomi life in the 1830s, continuing through early farm settlement, and arriving at the bustling suburb of today. Visitors to this exhibit can look at a Potawatomi garden, sit on the porch of a 1890s house, and milk a replica dairy cow.
The Crossroads Gallery explores life in Buffalo Grove during the early 1900s. Visitors can listen to a telegraph at the Train Station, try shopping at the General Store, and learn what it was like to grow flowers at the Greenhouse.
The Raupp Museum also presents changing temporary exhibits throughout the year to highlight different subjects and events. Our current temporary exhibits are:
The Art of Writing
Open through August 12
This exhibit celebrates the art of writing in all its many forms. Visitors will learn how cursive writing has been taught in schools, see examples of writing utensils over time, and try reading 100 year old letters from the Museum’s collection. We will also feature examples of calligraphy from different cultures, as well as the postcards and stationary used by writers through time.
Archaeology Under Your Feet
This exhibit introduces the basics of archaeology, and includes artifacts found during the renovation of the Raupp Museum.
The Raupp Museum has many online exhibitions, featuring stories about Buffalo Grove and its residents, using objects from the collections. New exhibits are added every 2 months; so, check back often! Explore the online exhibits at rauppmuseum.omeka.net.