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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Threshing: A Midwest Tradition


Threshing:  A Midwest Tradition Just like farmers across the Midwest, Buffalo Grove farmers in the early 1900s participated in the annual...

Buffalo Grove's First Neighborhood


The first neighborhood in Buffalo Grove wasn't built until the late 1950s. Al Frank, local builder, built the first neighborhood...

Five Days at the Firnbach & Raupp General Store


The Firnbach & Raupp General Store was an essential part of the Buffalo Grove community. It was the place where...



One (1) Firnbach and Raupp store receipt from April 29, 1919. Receipt is rectangular with black printed text and written notes in pencil. This receipt…

Print, Photographic


One (1) black and white square photograph of two cars in a dirt field and a man standing next to the cars in dark pants and a light colored shirt.…



Black textured, padded vinyl covered photograph album covers with gold lettering on cover. Metal ring bound pages. Album contains black and white…



One (1) Firnbach and Raupp store receipt from September 05, 1919. Receipt recipient is John Tundup and has eleven (11) items purchased (one (1) Gold…