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The Raupp Museum features 2 permanent gallery spaces, dedicated to exploring the history of Buffalo Grove – the Main Gallery and Crossroads Gallery.

Main Gallery

Main 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.

Crossroads Gallery

General Store

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.

Temporary Exhibits

Mapping Out History
Mapping Out History picture

March 25 – June 30
In 1851, Buffalo Grove and the surrounding area looked a lot different than it does today. Almost all of the land was covered in a cluster of farms. In 1851, Vernon Township assessor Robert Hamilton was tasked with plotting out the land ownership all over the Township. All his work was recorded in his assessor’s book, written by hand in ink and pencil. In this exhibit, explore some of the people recorded in the pages of his book and take an up close look at this special artifact.

Online Exhibits

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

Shopping In Buffalo Grove 100 Years Ago Women in Buffalo Grove History Winter Storm 1938

Buffalo Grove Park District

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