The Salvation Army Central Territory Historical Museum is located at 5500 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL, 60192

Hours: Monday - Friday 8am-4pm (closed between 12:00 and 12:45p)

Contact: Phone: 847-294-2136 E-mail:


The Historical Museum is always seeking antiquated Salvation Army photos, pins, clothing certificates and other items.  Please call or write to us if you have any items you would like to donate.


The Historical Museum contains many objects, documents and photographs that would be of use to researchers. Here is a brief list of what our collection contains; this list only begins to scratch the surface. If you are interested in coming in to perform research or have any questions regarding what the Historical Museum contains please email at

  • Publications (War Cry, Central Connection, etc.)
  • Orders and Regulations
  • Disposition of Forces
  • Programs
  • Personality files on officers and important Salvation Army figures
  • Music
  • Photographs
  • Mugs
  • Commemorative Plates
  • Pins and buttons
  • Uniforms and bonnets
  • Musical Instruments
  • Information for each Corps
  • And much, much more

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Online Collections Database

Visit our online collections database and browse dozens of digital files that have been archived for viewing right from your computer, tablet or phone. 

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Historical Timeline

Use the interactive timeline below to explore serveral historical Salvation Army events from around the world and here in the Central Territory.