Welcome to the Raupp Museum Online Database

Explore the history of Buffalo Grove in our featured exhibits and objects below.

The Raupp Museum Online Database features online exhibits and collections (objects, archives, photographs) from the Raupp Museum to showcase the rich history of Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Keep checking back as we add more! To research items in our collection, select browse artifacts above or search for objects by name or catalog number in the search bar.

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What's In The Barn?


Using historic photographs, we have an idea of what the farms of Buffalo Grove looked like between 1880 and 1970s....

Tokens of Another Time

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While traveling was not as easy as it is today, the early residents of Buffalo Grove did travel to local...

Keep Your Receipts: Shopping In Buffalo Grove 100 Years Ago


When you need the essentials today, there is no limit to the store options you have and the variety of...



One (1) cardboard paper color Christmas postcard. Features a drawing of a young boy in a red coat and white hat, holding a gold sled in one hand,…



One (1) cardboard paper color Christmas postcard. Features a small drawing of a barn and pond, with a holly border. Underneath is printed "I'm hoping…

St. Mary's School Room


Black and white image with warm tones mounted to a heavy gray card. Image of the interior of St. Mary's School room with students standing around the…

Print, Photographic


One (1) black and white photograph postcard. On the front is a photo of Josephine Hoenner Welter. She is standing with her right hand resting on a…