Kewanee Historical Society in Kewanee, Illinois

Popularity:#3 of 3 Historical Societies in Henry County#173 of 226 Historical Societies in Illinois#2,901 in Historical Societies

Kewanee Historical Society Details

Address and Phone Number for Kewanee Historical Society, a Historical Society, at North Chestnut Street, Kewanee IL.

Kewanee Historical Society
211 North Chestnut Street
Kewanee, Illinois, 61443

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About the Kewanee Historical Society

The Kewanee Historical Society, located in Kewanee, IL, is a local organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Kewanee. The Historical Society fosters an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on local history. In addition to collecting and preserving historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories, the Historical Society conducts research into local Henry County families and businesses, which they present to the public through exhibits. The Historical Society also provides public historical records.

You may contact the Historical Society for questions about:
  • Kewanee Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Finding Kewanee public records
  • Kewanee historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Kewanee, IL
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Kewanee Public Records

The Historical Society collects historical records in Henry County including genealogy records. Many of the records in the Historical Society collection are available to the public. The Historical Society can also connect visitors with Kewanee museums, historical archives, and other sources of historical records. Contact the Historical Society for information about locating public records or conducting genealogy research in Kewanee.

Local Kewanee History

In Kewanee, the Historical Society specializes in local history. Working with other organizations and institutions, the Historical Center helps preserve local institutions, historic buildings, and historic neighborhoods. It also preserves the history of different groups of people in Kewanee. In collaboration with Illinois Historical Societies, the Kewanee Historical Society ensures that historic preservation ordinances, historic districts, and preservation guidelines are established and enforced.

Events & Exhibits

The Historical Society offers exhibits and events centered on Kewanee history. These programs provide historical information about Kewanee communities, businesses, and history. In addition to visiting the Historical Society to see exhibits, the Kewanee Historical Society offers online content, including historical photographs, articles, and materials on local history.

Historical Society Donations & Funding

Donations and fundraising make up a significant part of Kewanee Historical Society funding. The Historical Society receives support from the Illinois state government, businesses, and universities, as well as private donations. Fundraisers, such as tours of IL historical sites, sponsored talks, and historical reenactments, help support the Historical Society. Contact the Historical Society for more information about donations and funding.

Volunteering for the Kewanee Historical Society

The Historical Society relies on volunteers for many events and programs. These volunteers help run educational programs, provide research assistance for visitors using the Historical Society collection, and perform outreach at Kewanee schools.

Contact the Kewanee Historical Society

You may contact the Kewanee Historical Society by calling 309-854-9701, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Kewanee Historical Society, 211 North Chestnut Street, Kewanee, Illinois, 61443.