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Opportunities with the Historical Society


The Arlington Heights Historical Society is a nonprofit organization serving the community by collecting, interpreting, preserving and presenting the information and objects concerning the history of Arlington Heights. The Society is based at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum with a campus containing five buildings. To fulfill this mission, volunteers are needed! Continue reading for details or email Katie Porwit, Operations Manager at manager.ahfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Whether you are a history buff or novice, your help is greatly appreciated. There are many areas in which volunteers can get involved:

  • Farmers Market: This is where help is needed right now! The Farmers Market is a beloved community event. Vendors are local farmers, chefs, gardeners and producers. During this event, three of our historical building are open to the public. Market volunteers have the option of greeting shoppers as they enter, monitoring our picnic table area or helping with set-up and take-down of the Market each Saturday through October 16.

  • Tours of Museum Buildings: Tours are given each Saturday at 10:30am and 2:30pm. After training, docents share the story of the German-American Muller Family. Tour walk through two homes, a soda pop factory and carriage house owned by this family. Also on the tour is a replica log cabin!

  • Historical Artifacts and Documents: The collection is the cornerstone of the Historical Society. In addition to the artifacts on display, there are thousands more housed and preserved along with a vast collection of newspaper clippings, photos and historical documents. Volunteers involved with the collection help to organize and record information on these objects.

  • Special Events: The Museum hosts several events throughout the year. Volunteers are needed the day of the event to help with community engagement. Coming up, the Museum will host All Hollows Eve on October 23 and a Holiday Open House on December 11.

  • Committees: This is for the volunteer that wants to help in the running of the Historical Society. Committee members provide input and implement direction determined by the group. The Society Board leads several committees: Buildings and Collections, Programs and Fundraising, Membership, Communications and Farmers Market.

Interested in helping out? Email Katie Porwit, Operations Manager at manager.ahfarmersmarket@gmail.com. All you need to include in the email is you name and the area in which you would like to help out. She will then provide you with all the information you need!

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Wheeling Food Pantry Donations


The Wheeling Township Food Pantry continues to support needy families through the pandemic and relies on our support. They are accepting food as well as monetary donations. Expand to read more about our most needed items and donation information.

Most Needed Items:

• Beans

• Beef Stew

• Cereal

• Fruit

• Jelly

• Macaroni & Cheese

• Meat Products such as Chicken, Hash, Ham

• Pasta

• Peanut Butter

• Potatoes

• Rice

• Soup

• Spaghetti Sauce

• Vegetables

Although most of our food comes from private donors like you who live locally, 2,904 lbs. of food was purchased in April from the Greater Chicago Food Depository with monetary donations from the community. On May 1st we began disbursing a $25 gift card to Aldi in addition to the bags, so that families can purchase needed perishable items. None of this would be possible without your support! We sincerely appreciate your ongoing commitment to our pantry. You are the epitome of our mission of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”.

If you prefer a monetary donation, checks should be made payable to "Wheeling Township Emergency Fund, Inc.", which is the legal name of the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization to which the Food Pantry belongs.

Donations are accepted Mon-Fri from 9:00-4:00 in the Supervisor's Office.

Donations received at: 1616 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights

If you have any questions please call our office at (847)259-7730 or email: GA@wheelingtownship.com.

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HANA COVID-19 Response

HANA supports our community's safety throughout this pandemic. In the interest of the health and well-being of our residents, HANA has currently suspended all in-person activities.

The HANA Board has donated $1,500 from HANA funds to help in the fight against COVID-19. All funds for HANA are raised by $20 annual dues, as well as through our annual Greens fundraiser sale. The following local organizations have received $500 each:

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