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Due to a scheduled power outage at the Alcott Center to upgrade equipment, the registration desk will be closed on June 1, 2 and 3.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


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

The Raupp Museum also presents changing temporary exhibits throughout the year to highlight different subjects and events. Our current temporary exhibits are:

On the Job: History and Change in the Buffalo Grove Police
Open through May 13

Did you know that Buffalo Grove didn’t have its own police force until 1958? Learn more about the history and day-to-day experiences of Buffalo Grove police officers in the museum’s newest exhibit.

On The Job Exhibit Picture

On The Job Exhibit Picture

On The Job Exhibit Picture

Archaeology Under Your Feet
This exhibit introduces the basics of archaeology, and includes artifacts found during the renovation of the Raupp Museum.
Archeology Exhibit

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

Buffalo Grove Park District

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