Board Opportunities

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The Board of Directors of the McHenry County Historical Society & Museum is responsible for ensuring that the mission of the organization is fulfilled. They provide governance, leadership, and vision; ensure the vitality and growth of the organization; represent the museum to the community; and accept the ultimate legal authority for the organization.

Mission and Vision

Our Mission: We engage and educate current and future generations by preserving and sharing McHenry County history. The McHenry County Historical Society & Museum brings the diverse history of people in McHenry County to life. We help people understand their world through an exploration of local history with exhibits, public programs, a magazine, and a public research library.

Board Opportunities

The McHenry County Historical Society & Museum is seeking historically minded individuals interested in shaping the future direction of the society by serving as board members. The commitment to our mission of “providing the methods and means of presenting McHenry County history to enrich life” is key to the society’s continued success.

Everyone brings their own valuable skill set to the table, however MCHS is especially looking for folks with a background in finance or the building trades – as well as a dedicated public servant from the county’s growing Latinx community. Prospective candidates must live or work in McHenry County.

If you would like to learn more or know of a person you believe would embrace this important role, contact Governance Committee Chairwoman Molly Walsh at New three-year terms begin July 1. The museum is located at 6422 Main St. in Union.

Board Member Application

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Which of the following skills do you possess? (check as many as apply)

Indicate your area of special interest, (check as many as apply)

Are you or have you been a (check all that apply) …

… of the McHenry County Historical Society?