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The IHPA operates over 60 historic sites and memorials from U.S. Grant’s home in Galena to the Kincaid Mounds near Unionville covering more than 10,000 years of Illinois history.
This group was organized forty years ago for men and women expressing a vital interest in doing research on their family histories.
The McLean County Museum of History traces it roots back to 1892, the year the McLean County Historical Society was founded. The original Museum opened in 1904 when Historical Society members had collected enough material, in the form of presented papers, transcribed reminiscences, and donated objects, to share the collection with the public.
The Old House Society’s mission is to promote and preserve buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods more than 50 years old and the communities and heritage they foster. Since 1979, their goals have been to provide resources, education and advocacy to those interested in historic buildings; to maintain the aesthetic and human appeal of our irreplaceable older neighborhoods; and to ease the experience of owning and preserving older homes and buildings.
Located in Heyworth, Illinois, this is the private collection belonging to Gary Simpkins. He started collecting when he was 12 years old. Gary is a veteran of the Vietnam War.