The Museums at Lisle Station Park

921 School Street, Lisle, IL 60532
Call 630-968-0499
Email Us At: museum@lisleparkdistrict.org Facebook.com/MuseumsatLisleStationPark



Museum Info Museum Features & Exhibits Special Events



Museum Hours of Operation:

Labor Day-Memorial Day: Saturdays 1-4pm
Memorial Day-Labor Day:
Tuesdays 1-8pm, Thursdays 1-4pm & Saturdays 10am-4pm

Tours may be scheduled year-round by calling 630-968-0499
Museum admission is FREE


General Information

The Museums at Lisle Station Park provide visitors the opportunity to learn about the heritage and culture of 19th century Northern Illinois. Settled in 1832, the life of this agricultural community soon revolved around the railroad depot and the area became known as Lisle Station.

 

A cooperative effort of the Lisle Park District, Lisle Heritage Society, and the Village of Lisle, the museum campus was created in 1978 to provide a home for the community's historic train depot. This partnership remains committed to the preservation of Lisle's rich heritage with the continuing development of the historical buildings and through exhibits and special programming. The roots and early culture of Lisle are still alive at The Museums at Lisle Station Park!


Go Back in Time!

Visit the Museums at Lisle Station Park to experience what we have to offer you. The Museum complex is a great place to meet, learn, and play! We host themed birthay parties, weddings and group meetings! Call 630-968-0499 to reserve your event today!

THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTIES:
Plan your child's next birthday party at the Museum complex. Package includes a tour of the Museum and choice of party theme. Perfect for ages 3 & up.

Victorian Tea Party: Hosted at the Netzley-Yender Farmhouse, your party will allow you and your guests to attend a Victorian Tea party with your choice of historic activities.

Train Party: Hosted in Lisle's Historic Depot Museum, your party will allow you to enjoy train-related activities, as well as tour the Depot, CB&Q Waycar, and visit to the model HO railroad layout.

Pioneer Games Party:Learn about games children would have played in the nineteenth and early twentieth century while playing them for yourself with your party goers. You will also make your own to take home.

PARTY PRICES: (Includes up to 10 children)
$150 Resident / $250 Nonresident / $10 each additional guest
Parties are approximately 2 hours with time for cake and presents.

FACILITY RENTAL FEES: (Includes 5 - 6ft tables & seating for 30)
Beaubien Tavern: $30 per hour
Netzley-Yender Farmhouse: $40 per hour
Depot Museum: $50 per hour
For wedding rental rates, call Brian at 630-968-0499.



Blacksmithing Classes

The Museums at Lisle Station Park host several blacksmithing courses throughout the year. Click on one of the classes below to register.
Click here to download the Blacksmithing Brochure

 

Basic Elements of Blacksmithing I
Learn the processes of upsetting, drawing a taper, fullering, twisting and scrolling in our Blacksmith Shop. Bring home your own hand-forged hook from this 3 hour class! Our blacksmiths will supply materials and standard gloves and safety glasses or you may bring your own. You must wear leather shoes and clothing made of natural fibers, long sleeves are suggested. Age: 18 and up.

 

Basic Elements of Blacksmithing II
This 3 hour class will further develop your skills in the processes of forging to a specific dimension, fullering, punching holes, texturing, scrolling, and drawing a taper in our Blacksmith Shop. Bring home your own hand-forged utensil rack and hooks! Prerequisite: Basic Elements of Blacksmithing I or other experience in basic blacksmithing. Our blacksmiths will supply materials and safety equipment. You must wear leather shoes and clothing made of natural fibers, long sleeves are suggested. Age: 18 and up.

 

Basic Elements of Blacksmithing III
This 2 evening class will further develop your skills in the processes of fire management, ‘S’ scrolling, fishtail ends, right angle bend, riveting, forging to dimension, forging to match an existing piece in our Blacksmith Shop. Bring home a pair of hand forged shelf brackets! Prerequisite: Basic Elements of Blacksmithing II or significant experience in basic blacksmithing. Our blacksmiths will supply materials and standard gloves and safety glasses or you may bring your own. You must wear leather shoes and clothing made of natural fibers, long sleeves are suggested. Age: 18 and up.

 

Basic Blacksmithing Seasonal Project
Learn the processes of drawing a taper, twisting and scrolling in our Blacksmith Shop. Bring home your own hand-forged “stocking hanger” from this 3-hour class! Our blacksmiths will supply materials and safety equipment. We will provide standard gloves and safety glasses or you may bring your own. You must wear leather shoes and clothing made of natural fibers, long sleeves are suggested. Age: 18 and up.

Questions? Contact museum@lisleparkdistrict.org or 630-968-0499