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  1. The mission of the Crawford County Illinois Historical Society is to preserve, maintain, and display artifacts and information that have been donated or collected pertaining to Crawford County history and to educate the public about the history of Crawford County. The Society brings together people who are interested in history, especially in the history of Crawford County. The Society operates the Crawford County Historical Society Museum and its associated library, which contains thousands of artifacts -- any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area and the diversity of its people, such as diaries, rosters, photographs, business and school records, furniture and belongings owned by Crawford County pioneer families and documents dating back to before the 1816 chartering of Crawford County. We also have a library full of regional newspapers from the past -- clippings and photographs, plus genealogy material, and cemetery records, to name a few. Our library and website not only provide information for those working on genealogy, but are also helpful for students participating in the Crawford County and State History Fairs. The museum is just a great place to tour and spend an interesting afternoon. The website provides online access to selected material taken from our museum and library, in the forms of scans or photographs of physical artifacts, transcriptions of articles, and lists of names and events. By U.S. Mail, write to; Crawford County Historical Society P.O. Box 554 Robinson, IL 62454-0554 Send any e-mail to View full record
  2. The mission of the Belleville Historical Society is to promote awareness and appreciation of the history, customs, artifacts, architecture and people of the city of Belleville, Illinois. It strives to acquire, manage and preserve artifacts, documents and real property significant to Belleville and encourage preservation of the city's culture, history and architecture. The Belleville Historical Society typically meets once a month at the Garfield Street Historic Saloon. Belleville Historical Society, Founded 2010 633 East Garfield Street Belleville, Il 62220 View full record
  3. Founded in 1974, the Thornton Historical Society consists of volunteers that are dedicated to the preservation of Thornton's history. The Historical Museum is housed in the old St. Paul Lutheran Church building that was built in 1904. We are proud to have on display many Indian artifacts, Thornton's first fire engine, photographs, documents, fire & police memorabilia and many other Thornton related articles. Meeting Dates: Held at 7:00 pm the 4th Monday of March, April, May, August, September & October{7F5AF14E-8F44-4331-AB8D-9FC8008FA818} Location: 114 N Hunter Street Thornton IL 60476 708-877-6569 Mail to: Thornton Historical Society P.O. Box 34 Thornton IL 60476 or E-Mail: Open every Saturday May - October First and third Saturdays January - April 1 - 3 pm Other times by appointment. View full record
  4. The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County was founded in 1896. At this time, the HSQAC has five historic structures, plus the Visitor’s Center and the Livery. The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County maintains a collection of more than 20,000 items documenting the community’s architectural and social history from the formation of the county in 1825 to the present. The collection contains photographic images, maps, prints, drawings, deeds, diaries, books, and objects. The collection is available to the public for research purposes. Historic Society of Quincy and Adams County Hours Tues. – Fri. / 10 am to 4 pm Saturday / 10 am to 2 pm Address 425 S 12th Street Quincy, IL 62301 View full record
  5. The Northbrook Historical Society was organized in December 1973 and Incorporated in March 1974 by residents interested in preserving the history of our Village. As stated in the bylaws, the purpose of the society is: To discover, collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge, which will establish or illustrate the history of the Village of Northbrook, its exploration, settlement, development and progress. Northbrook Historical Society Museum & Inn Shop 1776 Walters Ave. Northbrook, Illinois 60062 Museum:Thursdays 10am to 2pmSundays 2pm to 4pmPhone: (847) 498-3404 View full record
  6. The museum includes a children's activity room and changing exhibits on different aspects of area history. The Historical Society has a collection of thousands of photographs, vintage costumes, and artifacts donated from families, organizations and local organizations. We provide valuable support for area residents, students, writers, journalists, filmmakers, government bodies and organizations wishing to delve into our fascinating past and evolution. Our extensive collection is always growing, as is its value to present and future generations. The collection is accessible through special programs, exhibits, and the Gale Research Center. Research on a wide variety of local topics can be conducted at the Historical Society by appointment. Available hours vary each week, although Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays are currently the best days for research. The Historical Society is not a circulating library, so researchers should expect to take notes and be ready to pay a small fee for photocopies. We always accept donations for our services. View full record
  7. The Edgewater Historical Society was founded in January of 1988 to: involve the community in the research, documentation, collection and preservation of Edgewater History; promote the study, sharing and enjoyment of that history; and promote the preservation of landmarks and historical structures. The Edgewater Historical Society Museum is located at 5358 N. Ashland Avenue Chicago, IL 60640 773‑506‑4849 Open Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. Regular admission to the Museum is free but donations are gratefully accepted. View full record
  8. The focus of our work has changed and evolved through the years, but our commitment to preservation remains strong. We offer programs for both local residents and out-of-town visitors. We seek to entertain the eye and stimulate the mind. We support historical scholarship and collaborate with other preservation organizations.We look to the future . . . with a vision to be the community resource and advocate for historical preservation and research on the Peoria area, its organizations and its people. As a collaborative partner of the Peoria Riverfront Museum, we are pleased to have the opportunity to display some of the Society's artifacts and present the history of the Peoria area in the museum. Peoria Historical Society 611 SW Washington Street Peoria, Illinois 61602 Phone: 309-674-1921 Fax: 309-674-1882 View full record
  9. The LaSalle County Historical Society campus is located on the banks of the historic Illinois & Michigan Canal and is situated in the quaint village of Utica, Illinois. Bordering beautiful Starved Rock State Park with an annual attendance of 2.2 million, it sits at the heart of one of Illinois’ top tourism destinations. Utica is easily accessible and conveniently located near where Interstate 80 and 39 meet. Museum Open Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 beginning January 14, 2017. View full record
  10. Membership in the Williamson County Historical Society is open to anyone who is interested in the history, preservation, and genealogy of Williamson County. Due to funding and heating, the Williamson County Historical Museum and Library is open: March 2 through Thanksgiving Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thanksgiving through February Saturday Only from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Williamson County Historical Society Museum & Genealogy Library 105 S. Van Buren St. Marion, Illinois 62959 618-997-5863 View full record
  11. The Joliet Public Library offers the researcher of genealogy and local history a variety of materials.The collection includes: Joliet newspapers on microfilm from 1846 to present Federal Census population schedules for Will County on microfilm; 1840-1880; 1900-1920 Will County directories in print; 1859-60 and 1872-73. The 1872-73 index is also on microfilm. Joliet city directories from 1875 to present, in print and/or on microfilm Printed obituary indexes; 1915-18, and 1976-2012 Books about Joliet and/or Will County history Will County atlases, and plat books Joliet high school yearbooks Necrology Reports of the [Will County] Old Settlers' Association The materials listed above can be found in the Local History area of the Main Library located at 150 North Ottawa in Joliet. View full record
  12. The organization was established as a historical society in 1962 and then was incorporated in 1968 under the ILLINOIS Not for Profit Corporation Act as the Shelby County Historical Society for the purpose to discover and collect any material to help establish or illustrate the history of the area, to preserve and make accessible this material to all who wish to examine or study it, to cooperated with the state (Archives, Historical Library) and State Historical Society as is felt significant state-wide. The Charter was amended in 1970 to change to the Shelby County Historical and Genealogical Society. HOURS Tuesday: 5 PM to 7 PM Wednesday: 10 AM to 1 PM Thursday: 1 PM to 3 PM Saturday: 9 AM to 12 Noon Tours of the society or jail are always welcome. Group Tours please call in advance View full record
  13. Our site is dedicated to preserving the history of our great town, Lockport, Illinois, so that future generations can enjoy our heritage as we have. Here you can find historical documents and pictures relating to Lockport's rich history. Our mission is to bring the people of the Lockport, IL area together to preserve and share our family histories and our local heritage. SLOGAN "Preserving the past is our present to the future." MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS Meetings of the general membership are held at least 10 months out of the year. Members and the general public are invited to attend our meetings, programs and outings. The heart of each get-together is our Share & Tell session when everyone has a chance to share memories and memorabilia. Some meetings are held, courtesy of the Lockport Township Park District, at the Gladys Fox Museum located at the SW corner of 9th and Washington streets. View full record
  14. Come join us at our meeting. Come in the afternoon with what information you have and we will help you research. Meetings are held at 7:00PM on the third Thursday of each month (except November and December) at the Morrison-Talbott Library meeting room, 215 Park Street, Waterloo, IL 62298 View full record
  15. All meetings are at 6:30 pm (3rd Monday of each month), with the speakers being first on the agenda. We look forward to seeing you. 114 N Chicago St., Lincoln 62656 Hours: Tue, Thur, Fri: 11 am to 4 pm 2nd & 4th Sat: 10 am to 1 pm View full record