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.
The Raupp Museum also presents changing temporary exhibits throughout the year to highlight different subjects and events. Our current temporary exhibits are:
Welcome Home, Buffalo Grove
Open February 12 – May 15
This exhibit celebrates the stories of families who call Buffalo Grove home. From brand new home buyers, to long-time residents, learn why people moved here, where they came from, what they brought with them, and how they have played a part in Buffalo Grove’s history.”
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.