Schneider celebrates Mundelein Heritage Museum grand reopening, visits Gurnee Community Resource Fair

MUNDELEIN – U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Deerfield, attended the grand reopening and ribbon-cutting for the Mundelein Heritage Museum on July 3.

The museum reopened after closing in 2018.

The museum features new exhibits on early pioneers, iconic Mundelein businesses and Mundelein railroad history.

“Mundelein has a rich history that we can all celebrate, having grown from a small farming community into the vibrant township and business center it is today,” Schneider said in a news release. “The Mundelein Heritage Museum’s reopening represents the hard work of the Historical Commission, the park district and the entire Mundelein community. As we continue to rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic with the help of the American Rescue Plan, I look forward to seeing what chapters Mundelein will add to its history.”

Schneider also visited a community resource fair in Gurnee on July 3 that was organized by the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and the Guatemalan Consulate.

In addition to consulates from El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica, Schneider was joined by community organizations, including Mano a Mano, Waukegan Public Library, the Lake County Health Department and more to offer ID processing, COVID-19 vaccinations, health screenings and other resources.