History & Trivia

In 2003, Skokie Public Library received a grant to digitize materials documenting the history of the Skokie Fire Department. Approximately seven hundred photographs, documents, and artifacts were digitized, all of them housed in the Historical Society and collected by Ron Smith of the Skokie Fire Department.


Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Division of the Office of Secretary of State, and State Librarian Jesse White, using funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the federal Library Services and Technology Act. For more information visit the Illinois Digital Archives page.