Putnam County Illinois Historical Society

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Putnam County Illinois Historical Society Details

Address and Phone Number for Putnam County Illinois Historical Society, a Historical Society, at North, Hennepin IL.

Name
Putnam County Illinois Historical Society
Address
1050 North
Hennepin, Illinois, 61327
Phone
815-925-7560

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About the Putnam County Illinois Historical Society

The Putnam County Illinois Historical Society, located in Hennepin, IL, is a local organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Hennepin. 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 Putnam 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:
  • Hennepin Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Finding Hennepin public records
  • Hennepin historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Hennepin, IL
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Hennepin Public Records

The Historical Society collects historical records in Putnam 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 Hennepin museums, historical archives, and other sources of historical records. Contact the Historical Society for information about locating public records or conducting genealogy research in Hennepin.

Local Hennepin History

In Hennepin, 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 Hennepin. In collaboration with Illinois Historical Societies, the Putnam County Illinois 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 Hennepin history. These programs provide historical information about Hennepin communities, businesses, and history. In addition to visiting the Historical Society to see exhibits, the Putnam County Illinois 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 Putnam County Illinois 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 Hennepin 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 Hennepin schools.

Contact the Putnam County Illinois Historical Society

You may contact the Putnam County Illinois Historical Society by calling 815-925-7560, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Putnam County Illinois Historical Society, 1050 North, Hennepin, Illinois, 61327.