Historical Museum

November 16, 2020

Until further notice, please note that the Rolling Meadows Museum will be closed, due to the increase of COVID cases in the area.  The popular holiday decorations can still be viewed from outside for great Rolling Meadows holiday photo opps!

New This Year: Check out the retro Santa train, donated by the Inselberger family and restored by the RM Senior Center Woodshop team.

On Behalf of the RM Historical Society, wishing you the happiest of holidays to you and yours!


About the Museum

The Rolling Meadows Historical Museum was designed as a replica of the first ranch-style homes constructed in the community by Rolling Meadows founder, Kimball Hill, in 1953. Displays of donated historical documents, photos, and finishings of the 1950s era are combined to create authentic interior spaces within the home.

The objective was to create a museum that did not feel like a museum. Visitors who enter the house will feel they have been transported through time to the actual home of a 1950's Rolling Meadows homemaker.  The Museum was opened to the public in 2002.

The exhibits in the Kimball Hill Family Educational Center contain information on the early days of development of Kimball Hill Homes, of the City of Rolling Meadows, 1950's memorabilia, and special displays on segments of the City's history.
Museum Outside2
Museum Pic - Kitchen Appliances


Tours can be made by appointment. Self-guided tour books are available.

Directions & Accessibility

The Historical Museum is located at 3100 Central Road, one mile west of the intersection of New Wilke Road in Rolling Meadows. Parking is available next to the Museum. The museum is handicap accessible. Please visit www.rollingmeadowsmuseum.com for more information and for special events announcements.
Museum Pic - Living Room


Free - Donations are accepted and appreciated.
Museum Pic - Education Center