Archaeology Exhibit

What image comes to mind when you think of  archaeology? Perhaps you conjure images of romantic far off dusty places, exotic jungles, lost tombs and treasure. What many people do not realize is that archaeology is not just relic hunting. It is a science and while many archaeologists travel to distant places, there is no need to travel far to see an archaeological site. In some cases, you may only need to travel to your own backyard.

Buffalo Grove and its surrounding communities have been inhabited for at least 12,000 years. From the prehistoric Native Americans to the more recent farming settlements, people have left their mark in and around our town! Artifacts similar to the ones on display at the museum still exist under our roads, sidewalks and even in backyards.

Come see the temporary archaeology exhibit at the Raupp Museum, featuring prehistoric and historic artifacts – all from the local area! Discover the different steps archaeologists take when locating a new site, and how artifacts are curated and cared for in museums.

We’ve Got Art!


Thanks to everyone who came to our opening of Everybody’s Got a Gift, the art of the Buffalo Grove Park District painting classes. There was a great turn out, with over 150 people viewing the fantastic work of our 49 artists.  We noshed, we schmoozed and overall had a great time.

If you didn’t make it on Sunday, you can still check out the show through December 30th in our lower gallery. We are open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Making Room for Art

If you stopped by the museum lately, you probably heard a good bit of noise coming from our lower gallery.Why all the power tools, and elbow grease?

We are getting ready for Every’s Got a Gift, the 10th annual exhibition of art from the adult classes of the Buffalo Grove Park District. Come visit us for the opening, Sunday December 4th at 1p.m. or view the art during the month of December when it will be on display!

(P.S. If you are bummed that you missed our Civil War Exhibit, don’t worry. It will be reappearing in our lower gallery come January.)