Cause of Fire at Heritage Hall- Arson

August 21, 2015
It is with great sadness that I must report a fire took place at Heritage Hall, 50 Sheridan Avenue, which was discovered Tuesday morning, August 18th. Our board member was the first to arrive for a meeting and unlocked the door to the scene. Luckily no one was hurt, but there is considerable damage to the building and some of the contents.


The Fire and Police Department have determined the cause to be arson and they have an ongoing investigation and a strong lead.


Although we are still appraising the damages, initial estimates could reach $100,000 dollars.

August 28, 2015

It has been a very busy week for the Historical Society, as we sort through what needs to be done after the fire. We thankfully have insurance, which will hopefully help us get back on our feet. Unfortunately, a lot of our efforts will be focused on restoration and repair and our fundraising goals for the renovation of the building into a museum and offices of the Clarendon Hills Historical Society, will have to take a back seat.

A completed up and running facility will be a great deterrent to crime and vandalism and will better serve the surrounding community.

Many of you have asked how you can help us get back on our feet, so that we can continue our preservation, programs and outreach into the community.

A contribution to our fund will help us transform our building into Heritage Hall so that we can continue our work of preserving the past so that future generations may benefit.
Click the link below to donate

Heritage Hall Transformation Fund

Thank you for for your caring and support.


Diane Hiller, Annette & Harry Hillman, Steve Beeaker, Barb Nolan, Chuck Brand, Berry Di Simone, John Horton, Helen Justus, Chris Helms.
Clarendon Hills Historical Society
CHHS Website

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