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 in the Scottish Home on the Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care campus in North Riverside, IL.

Every line of strength in American history is colored with Scottish blood
— Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States

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.

>> Americas Founders

>> U.S. Presidents

>> Explorers & Pioneers

>> Politicians & Public Officials

>> Religious Leaders

>> Soldiers & Sailors

>> Business Leaders & Industrialists

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.

To view items in the museum please click HERE

For museum hours and availability, please call 708.447.5092