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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The Hottest - and Coldest - Kitchen Technology


When we think of the newest and latest technology, the kitchen doesn’t always come to mind. The variety of technology...

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....

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) Firnbach and Raupp store receipt from September 02, 1919. Receipt recipient is Lemke, and has seven (7) items purchased (one (1) sugar, one…



One (1) cardboard paper color Christmas postcard. Features a drawing of a blue car with holly and wreaths wrapped with red boys in it. "A Lucky…



One (1) Firnbach and Raupp store receipt from September 05, 1919. Receipt recipient is Bernard Weidner and has six (6) items purchased (one (1) pound…



One (1) Firnbach and Raupp store receipt from September 01, 1919. Receipt is for A. Horcher, and has 6 items purchased (two (2) coffee, one (1) gallon…