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

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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

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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

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

Receipt

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One (1) Firnbach and Raupp store receipt from April 20, 1919. Receipt is rectangular with black printed text and written notes in pencil. The receipt…

Receipt

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One (1) Firnbach and Raupp store receipt from September 03, 1919. Receipt recipient is for Mrs. Becker and has four (4) items purchased (three (3)…

Receipt

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One (1) Firnbach and Raupp store receipt from April 18, 1919. Receipt is rectangular with black printed text and written notes in pencil. The receipt…

Receipt

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One (1) Firnbach and Raupp store receipt from September 02, 1919. Receipt recipient is William (written as Wm. on the receipt) S. , and has two (2)…