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Museum Now Open Again!

Welcome back to OPRF Museum! Here are some procedures to be aware of before you visit:

Face Masks Still Required, For Now

Until further notice, Oak Park River Forest Museum will continue to require everyone to wear a mask that covers both nose and mouth while inside the museum during public hours.  Hand sanitizing materials will be provided at the door, and we encourage everyone to wash and/or sanitize hands upon entering and leaving the museum. Cleaning procedures will ensure door handles and other key surfaces are disinfected throughout each day.

We ask that everyone maintains proper social distancing of at least six feet from others, and we have established a route through the museum’s exhibits to help facilitate that. 

Lots to explore at OPRF Museum

Even with these requirements, we expect our visitors to enjoy the many stories we have on display in our galleries, including the last few months of our exhibit “Open House: The Legacy of Fair Housing” and “Tarzan, Mars, and the Literary Worlds of Oak Park and River Forest.” And don't miss our newest exhibits “First Girls: Trailblazing Girl Scouts in 1920s Oak Park and River Forest” and "From Tintypes to JPGs: A Brief History of Photographic Prints." The museum is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Using the Research Center

We are available to help researchers delve more deeply into primary sources about their homes, families, or other topics through our Fields Research Center.  We ask that all researchers make an appointment before visiting. Email or call 708-848-6755 to get in touch.