From the Blue Island Historical Society Facebook page I found this article.  The museum will be built across the street from the fire station on Vermont St.  Enjoy and comment. Mike Summa

The Blue Island Fire Department Museum was conceived by Blue Islander Joe Dinovo and is being supported by the City of Blue Island, the family of Matthew O’Callaghan, BIHS, and a number of other volunteers and donors. Its purpose will be to educate the public on the history of our fire department and on fire safety and prevention, and it will house one of the coolest artifacts we’ve seen anywhere – Old Bess, a 1925 Seagrave fire engine that was purchased brand-new by the city of Blue Island. The rendering you see below was created by Blue Island’s Ken Jellema, who’s also lent his services to our other project. It’s likely that this design will change slightly before this building’s construction, but, we’re so excited about the progress so far!

These projects are going to take years to complete, but with the support we’re used to in this community, we believe that it’s only a matter of time until you see them come to fruition.

To support these initiatives and more, become a member of the Blue Island Historical Society:

Preliminary rendering of the Blue Island Fire Museum

Rendering by Ken Jellema

1925 Seagrave fire engine Blue Island IL

Blue Island Historical Society photo

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