Landmark Church, Museum & Schoolhouse

Landmark Church, Museum and Schoolhouse The Tinley Park Historical Society was organized in 1974 to preserve and document the heritage of Tinley Park and its surrounding areas. The “Old Zion” Lutheran Church, a “prairie gothic” style frame structure built in 1884, was acquired as its home. Now known simply as “The Landmark”, it has been the center of the history of Tinley Park, and its surrounding area. The Landmark Church and Museum structures are owned and maintained by the Tinley Park-Park District with the Historical Society overseeing and operating the museum and tours of the facilities.

Museum Hours


10 AM - 2 PM

First Sunday of Each Month

1 PM - 3 PM

Other hours can be arranged by appointment.

Wedding Rentals

The Landmark Chapel and New Saenger Hall meeting and banquet room are available for weddings and other gatherings. For additional information contact (708) 429-4210.

The Historical Society, in its continuing research efforts, is always looking for artifacts, photographs, and other materials (including letters, deeds, contracts, postcards, calendars, old phone books, posters, store gift items, newspapers, etc.), that relate to the Tinley Park area. We will make copies of photographs and documents if you are currently not in a position to donate them. A museum has been established in the addition behind the original church. The museum features information and artifacts of New Bremen/Tinley Park history. A research room has also been opened and is available to students and others interested in studying the area history and genealogy.

The Historical Society depends on the community’s support to achieve this goal. We encourage you to support the Historical Society through a donation or by becoming a member. Contributions are tax deductible, to the extent allowed by law. For more information call the Historical Society at 429-4210 or the Park District at 342-4200.