Preserving, Protecting, and Enhancing the
Historic Legacy of Old Mill Creek

The Historic Millburn Community Association, Inc. (HMCA) is more than just a museum. We have a wealth of information about the history of Millburn, its early settlers, early businesses, community activities, and genealogical information for you to access online. We hope you enjoy delving into the wealth of information we've included on our Website. Keep in mind as you are reading that we are able to share this information with you because of a handful of dedicated volunteers who spent countless hours doing all of this research the hard way---traveling to various libraries, using the microfilm machines to read historic newspapers, transcribing newspaper articles by hand, and then typing them out for inclusion here. Countless hours were spent interviewing people whose families have been in the area for generations and collecting documents and memorabilia. The founding members of the HMCA made this endeavor possible. We owe them a debt of gratitude for their boundless energy and foresight.

Feel free to e-mail us if you have any questions. Also, please share any information or photographs that you have pertaining to the Millburn area and its early families. We are always updating our files and adding to our collections. Millburn was an unincorporated community that was annexed to the Village of Old Mill Creek in 1991. Therefore, we refer to it here as Millburn of Old Mill Creek.



Annual Meeting
When: April 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Millburn Congregational Church

Historic Millburn Ornaments still available!

$35 apiece, or $100 for the set of 3
Email us at to purchase!

Martin's General Store Museum

The museum is open to the public by appointment only. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please e-mail us at or call Jennifer Durot at (847) 828-3737. We would be happy to open the museum for you.

Our Online Historical Archives

Here you will find an enormous wealth of information about the people who settled, lived in, or influenced the development of Millburn.


Preserving, Protecting,
and Enhancing Millburn

Some of our accomplishments have been the protection of 17 historic buildings by having the Millburn Historic District placed on the National Register of Historic Places and one home listed on the Illinois Register of Historic Places; encouraging the U.S. Hwy 45 bypass to alleviate the traffic problems in Millburn, preventing the destruction of Millburn for road improvements, and restoring the gates and advocating for the preservation or replication of the wrought iron fences at our local cemetery.

About HMCA

Are you interested in learning more about the HMCA about the HMCA and how we are organized? Find out how you can join our organization and help us to continue to preserve, protect, and enhance Millburn of Old Mill Creek. Thank you for visiting our Website. Send us an e-mail to let us know what you were looking for and whether you were successful.


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