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Fort Sheridan resources

Below is a listing of resources in the communities near Fort Sheridan and on the Internet for those interested in conducting more research about the fort's history, people, and natural resources.

General history about the fort:

Chicago History Museum (formerly Chicago Historical Society)

Clark Street at North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 642-4600

Online resources include:
Dramas of Haymarket
The Haymarket Affair Digital Collection
The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory
An interactive map that explores the Press and Labor in 1880s Chicago

Chicago Public Library

Harold Washington Library Center (the central library)
400 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 747-4300

Online resources include:
A timeline of Chicago history

Digital Past

A searchable database of Fort Sheridan images owned by the Lake County Discovery Museum

Lake County Discovery Museum

27277 N. Forest Preserve Road
Wauconda, IL 60084
(847) 968-3400

Military personnel and history:

The National Archives

Great Lakes Regional Archives
7358 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 581-7816

Online resources include:
Veterans research
National Personnel Records Center for military and civil service

U.S. Army

U.S. Army Center of Military History

U.S. Army Women's Museum


Holabird & Root

National Register of Historical Places

National Historic Landmarks Program

Natural resources:

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Online resources include:
An Illinois Wildlife and Nature Viewing Guide for students
Information and a photo gallery of Illinois exotic (invasive) species

Illinois Natural History Survey

Includes a section of educational resources for teachers

Illinois State Geological Survey

Lake County Forest Preserves

1899 West Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 367-6640

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

Lake Michigan photo galleries, web cams, and online libraries


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