Since 1976 the Flagg Creek Heritage Society (FCHS) has preserved the history of the Flagg Creek area. The Flagg Creek area which runs along the Des Plaines river has a rich history dating back to the Potawatomi settelements, the fur trade and early settlers. The Society maintains the Flagg Creek Historical Museum and the Robert Vial House located on the Pleasant Dale Park District grounds at 7425 and 7385 South Wolf Road in Burr Ridge. The Museum is open the first Sunday of every month, April-October from 2 – 4 pm. and from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on most Mondays year round. Read the Flagg Creek Heritage Society Museum brochure to learn more about its collections.
The FCHS has embarked on a project to expand its preservation and educational efforts through the creation of a new Flagg Creek Heritage Center. The new building will provide much needed space to house and display the Society’s extensive holdings and will serve as an interpretive history center. The Heritage Center will include outdoor space which captures the area’s natural history. Visit the Flagg Creek Heritage Center website for more details on this exciting endeavor!