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Midwest Veterans Closet

October 14, 2022


Our next event will be to collect clothes and food items for the veterans on Friday, October 14, from 10 AM until 2 PM. The collection will be at the Water Tower.  (Please pack items in boxes or bags to ease our transport.)


Midwest Veterans Closet is a super spreader of food, goods, and dignity for our military heroes. Many are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.  They also provide for active-duty service members, many of whom are newly stationed at Great Lakes, the only Naval Recruit Training Center in the country. All your goods donations are FREE to current and once-proud soldiers and their families. 


Click here for specifics on what's needed most right now.

The Society

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.



Get involved with the Historical Society by becoming a volunteer or Director.  Members and past members have been mailed forms to nominate or volunteer, to be returned by September 4.  


  • Hollywood Canteen - On October 7 at the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory.  Click here for details.

  • Food & Clothing Drive - For Midwest Veterans Closet, Friday, October 14, at the water tower.

  • Veterans Day - Thursday, November 11, at the flagpole on the Parade Grounds at 9:30 AM.

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

Want to know more about the Fort?...

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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