"To Know Your History Is To Know Your Greatness"
The West Town Museum of Cultural History was established in 1995, by Northica H. Stone
with the expressed purpose of researching, designing, exhibiting and re-echoing the heritage of Chicago's West Suburban
Community. The West Town Museum has a 80% focus on Black History with a blend of other cultures, that together compose
the true story of American History.
The archives are a major vehicle for historic preservation, oral history,
photographs, videos, textiles, cultural tourism, self-esteem building and overall community pride. This multifaceted mission
promotes the legacy of historic achievement and highlights the importance of the present, with hope for the future.
The West Town Museum is a member of the Illinois Association of Museums, the Oak Park Visitors Bureau and is certified by
the Village of Maywood as the community's official public museum. It is supported by admission fees, memberships, museum
store, donations and contributions from individuals, private corporations, social groups, and grants.
Museum Hours: Wednesday 9:30am to 3:00pm
Other days by appointment only
Membership: Annual $25.00
Northica H. Stone, President/Founder/CEO
Jeri Stenson, Museum Curator
Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, Honorary Museum Advisor
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