The Raupp Museum features 2 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.
November 10 – January 7
American Farmer celebrates the living spirit of our heartland, through the faces and voices of the people who keep it alive. Featuring 45 full-color and black-and-white portraits and interviews with farmers across the United States—from cattle ranchers to strawberry growers—American Farmer tells the honest and inspiring stories of the true stewards of our land. This is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts.
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.