Historic Commission

Meetings

For up-to-date information regarding all of the City's Boards and Commissions meeting dates and times, please see the City Calendar

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

  • Nancy Flannery, Chair
  • Thomas O. Kay, Ex-Officio
  • Barbara Dutton
  • Emelie Engling
  • Steph McGrath
  • Linda Moran
  • Robert Purdy
  • Andrew Welker

Purpose

The Historic Commission promotes awareness of Wheaton's history and appreciation for the city’s heritage through preserving historical documents, maintaining city archives and recommending appropriate historic programs and projects. The commission coordinates activities for Preservation Week and recognizes Historic Landmarks in Wheaton.

Upcoming Events

Home History Research at the Wheaton Public Library

Interested in learning more about your historic property? Ever wonder how old your house is? Who lived there in the past? What it looked like originally? Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture, drop by Wheaton Public Library to discover available resources, where to find them and what each reveals. Learn about the Wheaton Register of Historic Places and getting your house listed. 

  • Saturday, October 26 from 1-4 pm
  • Tuesday, October 29 from 6-8 pm 

The event is free and open to the public at the Wheaton Public Library, 1st Floor Genealogy Section, Drop-ins welcome but reservations are recommended. RSVP: Reference Desk 630-868-7520.

Assistance provided by City of Wheaton Historic Commission members and Wheaton Public Library staff.

Wheaton Preservation Month

Each May the City’s Historic Commission coordinates Preservation Month to coincide with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual national celebration. See the 2019 Preservation Month events.

Wheaton Register of Historic Places Program

Find out more about the process to be added to the Wheaton Register of Historic Places.

View Historic Wheaton Properties