Orland Park History Museum Hosts March 24 Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Orland Park History Museum Hosts March 24 Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Posted on 03/06/2018

Ever wonder what goes on behind-the-scenes at a museum?

Take a tour of the Village of Orland Park History Museum to learn about how exhibits are prepared, view museum collections, and learn about the different types of preservation efforts used to protect Orland artifacts.

"It's neat to see all that happens behind the scenes at the village's museum," said Trustee Kathy Fenton, the village board liaison to the museum. "A lot of work goes into preparing the exhibits and how best to showcase the collections."

This informative tour happens on Saturday, March 24, 2-3 p.m. at the Village of Orland Park History Museum, 14415 Beacon Ave. Tour is open to guests age 18 & up and the fee is $9/residents; $14/non-residents.

"This is a unique and fun tour that gives guests a chance to see what type of work is done to preserve the various artifacts at the museum," said museum curator, Sarah Konzen. "You'll get to see the different storage areas and learn about what's being done to care for the artifacts in our permanent collections."

History fans or just curious residents will learn about the importance of temperature and archival materials to help sustain antique items.

The museum is seeking volunteers to help with the different archival processes, and is always actively accepting donations pertaining to the village's history.

The museum is currently seeking Carl Sandburg High School yearbooks and original plat maps of Orland Park.

To register for the tour, visit the village's Recreation Administration Office, located at 14600 S. Ravinia Ave. or the Sportsplex, 11351 W. 159th Street.

The museum is open Tuesdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For volunteer / donation information or to learn more contact the museum at (708) 873-1622.