Fullersburg Historic Foundation presents 'Becoming Oak Brook'

Barbara Kennedy
Updated 9/9/2015 7:21 PM
  • A fox hunt in Oak Brook.

    A fox hunt in Oak Brook. Courtesy of Oak Brook Historical Society

The Fullersburg Historic Foundation presents "Becoming Oak Brook -- The History, Development, Politics and Personalities of the Community We Are Today" with speaker and Oak Brook historian Audrey Muschler at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road.

In 1898, Hinsdalean Frank Osgood Butler, owner of the Butler Paper Company in Chicago, purchased a summer home for his family on a parcel of land bounded by Salt Creek and 31st Street in what is now Oak Brook. In the decades to come, Frank, followed by his entrepreneurial son, Paul, would acquire nearly 3,600 acres adjoining the original parcel. Paul would become an influence in the development of the commercial, residential and green areas with which we are now familiar.

The story of Oak Brook is unique and Audrey Muschler, Oak Brook landowner herself since 1955 and co-founder of the Oak Brook Historical Society, will share the rich history of the village up until the death of Paul Butler in 1981.

Join us for our free educational program. No reservation required. Call (630) 512-7336 with questions. Visit www.fullersburg.org.