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Where Kankakee County History is Preserved

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JOIN US FOR OUR 45th Annual Gallery of Trees

“Favorite Themes from the Past”

December Hours:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

9am to 7pm

CLOSED Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, & New Year's Eve


Per Gov. JB Pritzker, masks are no longer required beginning 3/1/2022.

Mask Update February 2022

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*New Exhibitions

Celebrating 75 Years at Small Memorial Park

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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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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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