Addison Historical Society marks 50th Year

On Thursday, March 7, the Addison Historical Society celebrated the 50th anniversary of its formation.  The Historical Society is the 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization which partners with the Village of Addison in the operation of the Addison Historical Museum.

At the Monday, March 4 Village Board meeting, Mayor Richard Veenstra and the Village Board recognized the Society’s 50th Anniversary with a special proclamation.   The Society was lauded for its longstanding commitment to preserving and promoting Village history.  The Society, an all-volunteer organization, has procured and maintained a significant collection of local historical material including artifacts, documents and photographs.  These resources are utilized in museum exhibits and are made available for public research use.  The Society also has provided countless volunteers to catalogue the museum’s extensive collections and to help staff the museum during public visiting hours.

Accepting the recognition on behalf of the Historical Society were Addison residents, Society president John Navrocki, vice president Thomas Tovello, secretary Christopher Pudelek, and board member, Lauretta Schneider.

The Addison Historical Society is membership organization.  One can join at the Individual level of $10 per year, or the Family/Business level of $15. For more information, please visit or call 630-628-1433.