Veterans Day Commemoration

On a chilly November 11 morning, we commemorated Veterans Day once again at the Fort Flagpole.  Allan Dennis, founder of Midwest Young Artists, served as MC and delivered a needed reminder of the history and importance of Veterans Day, honoring all past, current, and future veterans.  Officers and members of the VFW Post 4737 laid a wreath at the base of the flagpole.  A reception for all attendees was held afterwards, indoors.

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Clothing and Food Drive a Success!


Thank you to everyone who donated clothes and food items for the veterans on Friday, October 14. The collected items filled 3 pickup trucks/vans to capacity! 


Midwest Veterans Closet truly appreciates all the donated items and will be sorting them and then offering them FREE to veterans and active-duty service members, many of whom are newly stationed at Great Lakes, the only Naval Recruit Training Center in the country. 

The Fort Sheridan Historical Society was formed to honor, support, educate about, and promote the Fort and its history from the late 1880’s to present.

Our goal is to provide useful information about the Fort and its history to former and current residents and those interested in the history of the Fort and the North Shore.   Click here for more information about the Society.

Please explore this site to find much more information about the Fort, its history, and how to best plan and enjoy a visit to the Fort.  To encourage further research and sharing of Fort information, please support the Society by Joining.



  • Dunn Museum Excursion - In Libertyville, April 2023.  Check back here for further information.

  • Historic Building Walk - planned for June, 2023, to include areas south of the water tower.

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We routinely send out emails and newsletters with interesting information and updates on events.  No need to be a member to get these (although there are Member Only events you may miss out on).  Just contact us and we'll add you to our list!

What 's New on the Site??

Maps, that's what.  Navigate over to our Articles and Maps page and spend some time with the various maps you'll find there.  Everything from maps of the base the Army produced to a series of 8 maps of the Fort area from the USGS dating from 1928 to current to see how things have changed.  Enjoy!

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