Mount Prospect Historical Society cancels annual Holiday Housewalk

Posted10/13/2020 2:09 PM

The Mount Prospect Historical Society board of directors has chosen to cancel its 33rd annual Holiday Housewalk for December 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

"We couldn't imagine homeowners wanting to open their homes to the public under the current conditions, and we also couldn't foresee many people choosing to tour the homes this year," said Jean Murphy, Housewalk co-chairman.


"But it will be back. The Housewalk is the society's largest fundraiser of the year," Murphy said. "Its proceeds support the many educational endeavors of the society and help to pay for upkeep on our museum campus."

"We have decided to miniaturize the annual event and offer the '2020 Holiday Housewalk: Dollhouse Edition,' showcasing some of the dollhouses from the Historical Society collection and community in a virtual exhibit," said Emily Dattilo, museum director. "Stay tuned for more information."

Those interested can connect on Facebook,, or visit, to take a virtual walking tour of local historic homes; find out about scheduled events; purchase a T-shirt or other Mount Prospect-themed items; or make a memorial donation to the society.

"We thank the public for their continued interest in and support of the Mount Prospect Historical Society during this difficult time," said Deb Rittle, society president.

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