The Museum includes static, growing and changing exhibits. It may also include short-term or traveling exhibits. We invite you to join or donate. Reservations are encouraged. A voluntary $5 donation is asked for admission.
Current exhibits include:
Exhibit Room 1: Margaret’s Room
Margaret Crippen was married in a ceremony and reception held on the front lawn of the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House in 1927. This exhibit, housed in a period-decorated bedroom, includes photographs of Margaret’s wedding to Harvey Howard, excerpts from her journal while a student at Northwestern University and other personal and period items.
Exhibit Room 2: Norwood Park History
This room contains photographs, maps and objects that tell the story of Norwood Park’s growth from a pioneer farming settlement to an independent 19th Century railroad suburb to a city neighborhood. While many items contained in this exhibit remain on permanent display, changing stories are told through the addition of new or infrequently seen items from the NPHS archives.
Exhibit Room 3: “Vanishing Norwood Park”
Our newest exhibit shows how Norwood Park has changed over the years. Take a trip back in time and see how life was.
Exhibit Room 4: Can You Dig It?
Digging Into the Past is an exhibit of an extensive collection of artifacts dug up from beneath the lawns of the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House. Through the years many events have taken place on the front lawn. With each event, things that were accidentally dropped in the grass have become little pieces of history! These include coins, toys, animal bones and other treasures. Also added, Kitchen items used before electric service was brought into the home.