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Welcome to the Village of Bartlett Museums; the Bartlett History Museum and the Bartlett Depot Museum. Both museums are operated and funded by the Village of Bartlett, Illinois and are committed to the exhibition and education of our community's rich history.

We invite you to visit our museums and participate in the many events each offers. Please click on the links to learn more about each.


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Museum Online Collection and Donations

piggy bank, circa 1965. Gift from Pearl GatesThe Bartlett History Museum actively collects and preserves items that relate directly to Bartlett. To view the online collection and see just A portion of the collection is now available to view online. Check back often as new donations are added to the site.

How does the Bartlett History Museum acquire all of the artifacts, images, textiles and more for its collection? These items are donated by past and present residents, family descendants, and generous individuals. The Museum is always seeking new items that capture a moment in the Village's rich past. Do you have Bartlett items, current day and older, that you would like to donate to the Museum? Please contact Pam Rohleder, director, 630-837-0800, or

The piggy bank (1965) shown here was a gift to the Village of Bartlett Museums from Pearl Gates.


The museums are members of the American Alliance of Museums, Association of State and Local History, Illinois Association of Museums, and the Kane-DuPage Regional Museum Association.

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