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...



Women's woven cellophane breton style straw hat. Tall dome with dark pink, light pink, and white stripes that intersect at the top. Pink asymmetrical…



One (1) Firnbach and Raupp store receipt from September 02, 1919. Receipt recipient is William (written Wm. on the receipt), and has fourteen (14)…



One (1) Firnbach and Raupp store receipt from April 29, 1919. Receipt is for an unknown customer, who bought six items in total. Some purchased items…

Postcard, Picture

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One (1) postcard with a black and white photo on the front. The front has a photo of men and women gathered around a thrashing machine in the summer…