|Beecher Community Historical Society
Washington Township Museum
673 Penfield St.
PO Box 1469
Beecher, IL 60401
Sat. 10-12; by appt.
Hereford cattle, local history, Welton Ehrhardt (Brooklyn
Virginia Churchill Bath, Currator
Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society
Stratford Dr. & Illinois Rt. 102
P.O. Box 311
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Carl Moran, President (815/939-1611)
The society was instrumental in saving, relocating, and
restoring the George R. Letourneau Home Museum. The house
open to the public on the first and third Sundays of the
Herscher Historical Society
Contact Jim Ridings
P.O. Box 464
Herscher, IL 60941
Iroquois County Historical Society Old Courthouse
103 W. Cherry St.
Watseka, IL 60970
Mo-Fr 10:30-4:30; Apr-Dec: also Sa-Su 1-4
County history, genealogy
Marie Hanford, CUR
Kankakee County Historical Society
8th & Water St.
Kankakee, IL 60901
Weekdays 10-3; Sa-Su 1-4; by appt
Located in Governor Small Memorial Park. Six exhibit
Taylor School, Small home, Indian artifacts, main
gallery, newspaper & print shop, and Centennial Room. Especially housewares,
costumes, period furniture, and early firearms. Also
from 1867, photograph collection and Civil War Documents.
Le Petit Canada Project
Project to gather and share information about the French-
Canadian group that settled northwest of Bourbonnais, in
part of the township and in the southern part of
settlement was located 2 ½ miles NorthWest of
Kankakee County Illinois between 1832 and 1865.
Manteno Historical Society Museum
192 West 3rd St.
Manteno, IL 60950
The Charles P. Skinner house was purchased by the society
1988. A showcase attached to the house displays an
A memorial park with a sundial and a one-room school
included in the museum grounds.
Momence Historical Museum
Momemce, IL 60954
The Momence Historical House recreates the period of
from 1870 to 1900. Most of the furnishings and
been donated or loaned by Momence residents.
Perry Farm Park
459 N. Kennedy Drive
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
815/933-9905 or 815/933-5468
The 178-acre recreation area offers four miles of paved
oak meadows, a fruit tree orchard, picnic areas, and a
Illinois nature preserve area highlights Indian Caves
Bourbonnais Creek and ravine.
Wilmington Area Historical Society
104 N. Water St.
P.O. Box 1
Wilmingtion, IL 60481