Permanent Exhibits

Orland Park Historical Timeline
Orland Park History Timeline
The timeline offers a quick glimpse of the community’s history and growth. Not only do visitors get to see the progression, but artifacts are also featured and relate to the various time periods discussed.
Stellwagen Farm
Stellwagen Farm
The Village of Orland Park acquired the historic 60 acre farm, operated by the Stellwagen family since 1860, through its Open Lands program in 2002. Preservation and renovation projects continue on the farm and a variety of opportunities are available for the community to view the property and buildings. Be sure to take a stroll using the public walking trail and keep a look out for free tours.

Hostert Log Cabins
Hostert Log Cabins
Jacob and Bernard Hostert emigrated from Germany and settled in the Homer/Orland area around 1850. They raised their families in their one-room log cabins and became local farmers. These cabins, located off-site on West Avenue, showcase 19th-century log cabin construction and the lifestyle of Orland's earliest settlers.

Chiappetti Slaughterhouse
Chiappetti Slaughterhouse
In 1986, a 60-ton single-story limestone building was carefully moved along 144th Place from the Andrew Corporation property and placed near a village-owned site at Ravinia Avenue. Until then, the boarded up limestone building remains a curiosity for passers-by, who wonder about its significance and its location. For members of the Chiappetti family of Orland Park, however, the structure reminds them that years ago the family farmed the land on which the building once stood.