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.

**Due to the State of Illinois Phase 3 Covid Mitigation rules, the Raupp Museum will be closed to the public starting Saturday, November 21. We will reopen as soon as we have permission.**

Explore Our Featured Exhibits

Explore Recently Added Objects

Historic Cookbook Gallery


Take this Thanksgiving holiday to explore Thanksgiving receipes from the historic cookbooks in our collection. This gallery features photos of...

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...

Buffalo Grove Days: Celebrating Community


Buffalo Grove Days has been a community celebration since the 1960s. It has been a good place to make friends,...



One (1) Western Union telegram. Text: “CS 197 30 GOVT = WUX WASHINGTON DC 15 529P/ 1945 JAN 15 PM 4 45/ MRS SALMA P RAUPP=/ 4171 WEST NELSON ST=/…



One (1) Buffalo Grove Days 1964 Float 1st Place trophy. Trophy has a wooden square bottom with a golden metal plaque on the front that reads "Buffalo…

Print, Photographic


One (1) color photograph of young girls marching in the Buffalo Grove Days Parade in 1969. Girls are wearing matching blue shorts with a blue and…

Print, Photographic


One (1) color photograph of the Walgreens float in the Buffalo Grove Days Parade, 1969. The float creates an old Walgreens store, with 6 peoples…