District 25 donates historical documents to museum

In an effort to preserve the important history of the town it serves, Arlington Heights School District 25 donated numerous historical documents to the Arlington Heights Historical Museum this past week.

The documents donated include teacher gradebooks, student attendance records, and some of the very first board of education minutes - which date back as far as 1880.

"This collection not only captures the growth of Arlington Heights School District 25," Superintendent Dr. Lori Bein said, "but it also serves as a rich archive detailing the development of Arlington Heights over more than 140 years.

"Our hope is these documents become yet another source of pride for our community."

These documents offer a unique glimpse into the lives of past generations, showcasing the challenges and triumphs faced by the community. By donating these materials, District 25 recognizes their commitment to preserving and commemorating their heritage, as well as celebrating their role in the Arlington Heights community.

As these historical documents find a new home at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, they will showcase an appreciation for the shared journey that has brought the town of Arlington Heights and Arlington Heights School District 25 to where they are today.

Many familiar names were found in the documents, such as this board of education record containing the name Sigwalt from the 1880s. Courtesy of Arlington Heights School District 25
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