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The Scottish American History Club and Museum are part of the Arts and Culture Division of the Illinois Saint Andrew Society. The History Club usually meets the first Saturday of each month (except for July, August and December) in North Riverside, Illinois. Some change in dates may occur in January and September because of the holidays. Please check our events page for dates and subjects. The meetings are open to everyone and there is no admission charge.

The History Club is primarily interested in Scottish people living in Chicago and Illinois. We often focus on members of the Saint Andrew Society but all Scots are included especially if they have a role in the history of our area. We may have guest speakers who have special expertise in their historical area. Otherwise, the meetings are chaired by Wayne Rethford, President Emeritus of the Saint Andrew Society. The sessions are held in Heritage Hall which is located in the lower level of the Georgeson wing at the Scottish Home. Contact information is available below. The lectures begin at 10 a.m. and usually last one hour. There is ample time to visit the museum and enjoy coffee and scones. The museum is open from nine to noon that day and also by special request.


Wayne Rethford, President Emeritus
Illinois Saint Andrew Society
Scottish-American History Club
2800 Des Plaines Avenue
North Riverside, IL 60546