|Welcome to Woodridge!|
Welcome to the digital archives of Woodridge, hosted by the Woodridge Public Library. Here you'll find a timeline of the Village, some of our earliest newspapers, and historical photos of Woodridge. This is a work in progress and we'd love to hear what you think of it and what you'd like to see.
Many of the photos on our Flickr galleries and the timeline were donated to us by the Downers Grove Historical Society. These photos were originally in the Woodridge Progress. We're working on digitizing more and adding commentary on them.
The Library has a Local History collection that includes much of the information below and more. We hope you enjoy a trip through the history of Woodridge and that you learn more about our wonderful community!
Explore historical photos from the Village's history on Flickr.
Read about Woodridge history through five of our early newspapers donated to the Library by community members. These papers predate the Woodridge Progress. The Library has back issues of the Woodridge Progress in print and on microfilm. The May 22, 1969 - December 28, 1978 issues are available to be searched and read online from within the Library. The project to digitize this newspaper was generously funded through the Friends of the Woodridge Public Library.