About Us

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The Historical Society office is open year round, M-F from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

What The Society Does for McHenry County

Journey with us as we discover our history in McHenry County, Illinois

  Preservation

We focus on local culture, organizational and family history. We collect and care for notable local artifacts.  Learn More

  Awareness

Individuals who are aware of their environment make better citizens. Better citizens vote, participate in community life & teach their children by example.

  Community

Preserving one’s community provides its citizenry with a visual collective memory. We encourage the appreciation of our environment both natural and built.

 

  Education

We provide a family-oriented entertainment and educational destination spot that uniquely and interactively helps tell the story of this county and its people.

  Events

We are a destination for family-oriented entertainment and education. Visit our Museum events in Union to experience learning more about local history.

  Legacy

We create learning experiences and events. We focus on local culture, organizational and family history. We collect and care for notable artifacts.

 

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP US TO PRESERVE HISTORY

  Volunteers

The McHenry County Historical Society has a wide array of volunteer opportunities available for those who are interested.

  Museum Store

The McHenry County Historical Society has a number of unique local history items available online and at our museum in Union, Illinois. Museum Store

  How to Support

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donations are appreciated. We are NOT supported by tax dollars. How to Support Us