Addison – Village of Friendship
In 1984, in commemoration of the Village's 100th Anniversary of Incorporation, a book was published, called Addison – Village of Friendship. It was researched, compiled and written by members of the Addison Centennial Commission. Copies were sold within the community, and the Addison Public Library still has a copy in the reference department.
To read Addison – Village of Friendship, click here. (Please note: this is an extremely large file and may take some time to download.)
In 2019, the Village commissioned a reprint of Addison - Village of Friendship. An epilogue chapter which discusses centennial events and activities was added.
To access an electronic version of the epilogue chapter, please click here.
The reprint edition is available for sale along with the new Village history, Addison: The Vision Continues. For more information, please click here.
Profiles: Then and Now – by Elmer Krage
An introduction to the history of Addison, Bensenville, Elmhurst area residents of many years ago, written by Elmer C. Krage. To read his memoirs, please click here. (Please note: this is an extremely large file and may take some time to download.)
"A Bit of Addison History" on YouTube
You can learn more about Addison's history by visiting the Village of Addison's YouTube channel and streaming our "A Bit of Addison History" segments. To access these 5 minute segments, please click here.
The museum archives consist of historic photographs, documents, maps, blueprints, ephemera, city telephone directories, local history books, family history files and a subject clipping file . To access the archives an appointment is required. Please call the museum at 630-628-1433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment.