The Homewood Historical Society is a repository of Homewood's heritage for generations to come. Our library holds a growing collection of books, newspapers, newspaper clippings, and other printed materials that are available for research on a variety of topics relating to Homewood history. For the genealogist, our library contains a collection of alphabetized obituaries, a collection of telephone directories dating from the 1920's, and copies of selected church records that often prove helpful in family research. For students and those interested in general research, the Society maintains files on Homewood churches, schools, businesses, governmental operations, and a host of other topics and organizations that can be accessed to assist in completing research. The Society's library also maintains publications and guidelines that are available to aid homeowners in efforts to restore their old homes.
The Homewood Historical Society is always interested in adding to its collections. Donations of materials, including pictures, postcards, maps, business memorabilia and other items and artifacts relating to Homewood may be made by contacting the Society at 708-799-1896; or Jim Wright at 708-957-0640.
Monetary donations may be made by sending checks made payable to the Homewood Historical Society, P.O. Box 1144, Homewood, IL 60430. All donations are tax deductible.