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Where Kankakee County History is Preserved

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Kankakee Podcast

We've partnered with Kankakee Podcast - a podcast about the people and places of Kankakee County - hosted by Jake LaMore! Once a month our team will be joining the show to share local history! Listen and subscribe to their mailing list for updates by visiting

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Milner Media Partners

We've partnered with Milner Media Partners, LLC - for their "This Day in History" segment.  Tune in to 92.7 WVLI Monday-Friday mornings to hear about what's going at the Kankakee County Museum, the local area, and around the world!

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*New Exhibitions

Celebrating 75 Years at Small Memorial Park

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A Look  at Our 45th Annual Gallery of Trees

“Favorite Themes from the Past”


Our Mission

The mission of the Kankakee County Historical Society is to preserve the past, share the present, and inspire the future of Kankakee County.

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Museum Hours:

Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 9am-5pm

801 S 8th Avenue Kankakee IL 60901


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