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95 East Main Street, Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Open Saturdays 12pm - 3pm or by appointment only.


Welcome & Thank You!

The Ela Historical Society and Museum was organized in 1976 and is a lasting memorial to the Bicentennial Era. 

The Ela Historical Society is passionate about preserving our local history! Find out what is going on with the Ela Historical Society and enjoy this online museum to research and engross yourself into the rich history of the Ela Township! Regardless of your endeavors, our doors are open for you to enjoy our exhibits and artifacts to enrich your experience.
For the time being, you just need to call and make an appointment.


Donate to the Ela Historical Society now!



Explore our Second Floor exhibit in 360 degrees! Click to move around the space in our 3-D Virtual Tour! Please stop by during open hours for a closer look in person.



Click Here for the full screen experience!


Check out our latest EHSM Interview! EHSM Episode 3 is featuring Don Snetsinger, Long-time LZ Resident


Enjoy additional EHSM Episodes on our Ela Historical Youtube channel!