Joint Council of Historic Groups

7 p.m. September 26

The McHenry County Joint Council of Historic Groups features representatives from McHenry County museums, archives, historical societies and like-minded organizations united by a common desire to preserve and promote this area’s past. These representatives are brought together to:

•    Network
•    Share resources and expertise
•    Mentor each other in best museum practices
•    Facilitate discussions on topics of common interests related to museums and historical preservation
•    Become better acquainted with each other’s organizations and collections

We generally meet twice a year, once in the spring and again in fall. For information contact Kurt Begalka at


When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26

Where: Boone County Museum of History: 314 S. State St. (Business 20), Belvidere. Located just south of the Kishwaukee River at the juncture of Newburg Road/W. Locust Street.

• Join Executive Director Anna Pivoras for a tour of the museum, its research library in a former bank building (with a “rare book” vault) and new 6,000-square-foot Grand Gallery. The museum is partially supported by a countywide tax levy.

• General information – Each group gives a short update of their activities and future programs.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

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