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Museum Gala

March 24, 2022 - 6:30pm9:00pm
Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Ave
Oak Park, IL 60301
United States

What better way to welcome spring, with its promise of new beginnings, than to celebrate with us at the Oak Park River Forest Museum Gala and Heart of Our Villages Award Ceremony on Thursday, March 24.

The Heart of Our Villages Award recognizes exceptional residents of Oak Park and River Forest whose lives of service are models for our two communities. This year we will be honoring Harriette and McLouis Robinet of Oak Park and Carlotta Lucchesi of River Forest.

The celebration will take place at The Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Attendees will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeurves, and a carving station, followed by the awards presentation at 7:30 p.m. A reminder for those attending that proof of vaccination will be required for the in-person event. Proceeds from the gala help fund Oak Park River Forest Museum’s operating costs and future exhibits.

The awards ceremony, beginning at 7:30, will be shared virtually via Zoom. If you would like to attend virtually, you can sign up by visiting our online History Store. Reservations for the in-person event are currently full, but if you would like to be added to our waiting list please contact us at 708-848-6755 or

Find photos from the event on this webpage.


Special thanks to our sponsors of the 2022 Museum Gala