Local History

Black and White photo of a building in Mount Prospect

Mount Prospect is fortunate to have an active Historical Society which has documented much of the Village’s past.

For an on-line Historical Resource page go to:

Mount Prospect Historical Society

Emily Dattilo, Executive Director
101 S. Maple Street
Mount Prospect, IL 
60056-3203 847/392-9006


Illinois Digital Archives
Images of photographs and other materials related to Mount Prospect can be found in the Illinois Digital Archives online collection. The project is administered by the Illinois State Library.

The Prospect Day
The Library now offers digital access to the archive of The Prospect Day, a local Mount Prospect newspaper that was published between April 1966 and June 1970.

2020 Pandemic Moments History Project

The Mount Prospect Historical Society in partnership with the Mount Prospect Public Library has launched a new community project. Residents and others affiliated with Mount Prospect are asked to share photos and videos and to write essays, impressions and even poems to help others among us put this experience into a larger context and provide those who come after us with a snapshot of what life has been like in Mount Prospect during this COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about this project and how to share your experiences, please see this page on the Mount Prospect Historical Society web site.