Scottish American Hall of Fame
Each month, on the first Saturday, the Scottish American History Forum meet in the Scottish American Museum and Scottish American Hall of Fame for their lectures and presentations.
The Scottish American Hall of Fame and Museum are located at the Scottish Home in North Riverside, Illinois.
On the bicentennial of the United States of America, 100 Americans of Scottish decent were inducted into the world's only Hall of Fame devoted to the contributions of Scottish Americans.
The inductees included America's Founders, explorers and pioneers, physicians, politicians, presidents, religious leaders, soldiers and sailors, and Scots from many other fields and disciplines.
Great Scots, a book dedicated to the contributions of Scottish Americans, was released posthumously by James C. Thomson, onetime president of the Illinois Saint Andrew Society, and architect of the Scottish American Hall of Fame. The book, which is still available for purchase, elaborates on the accomplishments of the inductees in their respective fields.
Scottish American Museum
The Scottish American Museum nurtures a spirit of community by providing a focal point for all interest in Scottish contributions to the North American way of life. As the world's only Scottish American Museum, our collection fosters a sense of pride by providing a unique opportunity to experience Scottish cultural achievements. The Scottish American Museum provides context for Scottish accomplishments to be experienced, understood and appreciated.
For museum hours and availability, please call 708.447.5092