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About the V.T.H.S.

Founded in 1974, the Thornton Historical Society consists of volunteers that are dedicated to the preservation of the history of the village. The Historical Museum is housed in the old St. Paul Lutheran Church building that was built in 1904.

We are proud to have on display many Native American artifacts, unique fossils from the Thornton Quarry, the village's first fire engine, original photographs, documents, vintage fire and police memorabilia and many other Thornton related objects and articles.

114 N Hunter Street
PO Box 34

Thornton IL 60476

Open every Saturday
May - October
First and third Saturdays
January - April
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Other times by appointment.


Meeting Dates:

Held at 7:00 pm

the 4th Monday of

February, March, April, May,

August, September & October

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