Ansel B. Cook Home Announces 2019 Summer Open House Schedule

  • The middle parlor of the Ansel B. Cook Home.Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society

    The middle parlor of the Ansel B. Cook Home.Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society

Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society
Updated 5/24/2019 10:35 AM

A refreshed Ansel B. Cook Home and a special exhibit of The Art of Ross Shellenberger are highlights of the 2019 Open House season, which begins Sunday, June 2 at the Ansel B. Cook Home, 413 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville.

Over the spring, several rooms at the Ansel B. Cook Home were cleared of furnishings so ceiling and wall cracks could be repaired and repainted. The Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society took advantage of this opportunity to clean and rearrange for a refreshed view of its one-of-a-kind collection. "We put some items on display that have not been out before," said Mary Tompson, L-MHS board member and house manager. "There is something new to see for both returning and first time visitors."


The Art of Ross Shellenberger, with artwork and personal items on loan from the Shellenberger family, is featured in the second-floor hallway during the 2019 summer open house season. Shellenberger, a long-time Libertyville High School art teacher who passed away in 2014, is well known for his Libertyville scenes, but the scope of his work was much broader.

The Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society looks forward to welcoming everyone through the newly refinished front doors of the Ansel B. Cook Home on Sundays from 2-4pm during the months of June, July, and August. Check the Society web site, for other open house dates. Suggested donation: $2/adults, $1/seniors & students

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