The museum is now open to the public, pre-registration is required.
The McHenry County Historical Society has a number of unique local history items available online and at our museum in Union, Illinois. The Greenwood Book entertainingly traces the history of that township and its residents from early settlement times to the years following WWII. Other local history books for sale at the museum include the large volume county history written in 1994 and titled McHenry County in the Twentieth Century. Limited quantities of this original publication. $55.
Additionally, the Society carries Volume I of the booklet “Marengo Homes, Vol. I: Washington and Prairie Streets" for $13; a reprinted A History of the 36th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion for $32; Ostend – An Early History of the Ostend and Bull Valley Area for $10 – as well as other books.
Other items include historic toys, vintage postcards, notecards, maps and souvenirs linked to our newest Prairie Trails to Strange Tales exhibit such as logo beer glasses, Gannon Cabin hand soap and Sweet Sylvia Rose perfume.
For a sweet treat, fresh homemade Anderson Candy Shop chocolates are now available in the store.
All customer purchases directly benefit the nonprofit McHenry County Historical Society & Museum.
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