The Kruse House Museum

527 Main Street - West Chicago, Illinois

Open Saturdays from May through September, 11:00a.m. til 3:00p.m.


The West Chicago Historical Society oversees the care of the Kruse House Museum. The Kruse House is a 1917 four-square home depicting the Fred Kruse family life style. Fred was a Collecter for the Chicago and North Western Railroad. The house is furnished with period furnishings and collections including china, quilts, jewelry, toys, cut glass, and Chicago and North Western railroad history. You are invited to tour the  period gardens which have been restored and are being maintained by the West Chicago Garden Club.

Each year the Kruse House has a special exhibit along with the ongoing household and railroad memorabilia. Recent exhibits include: dolls, clocks, toys, musical instruments, wedding attire, dining customs, planes trains and automobiles, teddy bears and quilts. The Kruse House also participates in the KDRMA Passport program for kids.

The 2014 display was "It's A Doll's World" featuring dolls both old and new, doll accessories, doll houses and furniture and just about anything pertaining to dolls.  It's too late to see them in person but you can see a slideshow of all the dolls at    http://youtu.be/OU6_C7hLi_E 

 Get ready for next year's display coming in the Spring of 2015.

 For more information call 630-231-2329