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Upcoming Events

  • Field Trip to Pullman
    Field Trip to Pullman
    Sun, Apr 21
    Apr 21, 2024, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
    Lexington Betty Smokehouse , 756 E 111th St., Chicago IL 60628
    Join us on our SECOND Members-Only field trip! This year we are making our way to the Pullman National Park and Museum in Chicago! We'll start with lunch then head over for the tour.
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Rubarb Festival Coloring Contest

To enter contest, please turn into museum staff no later than 1pm on Sunday, May 19th. Winners will be announced at the festival.  Please place age, name, and phone number of contestant on the back of the coloring sheet.

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Cemetery Walk 2023

2022 & 2023 Events

Museum Tours & School Trips

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Museum Tours

Tours of the Doctor Small Home and the Taylor One-Room Schoolhouse are available upon request during your visit to the museum campus. If your group consists of more than five people, we ask that you call ahead to book a tour with our staff.


Any questions regarding tours can be emailed to kankakeecountymuseum@gmail.com.

School Trips

Classes can take a teacher-guided tour throughout the Kankakee County Museum and gardens. Instructors may teach their own history lesson in the Taylor One-Room Schoolhouse. Interpretive tours by the museum staff are available upon request. Please contact us to schedule a trip!

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Research

Whether you need information on the factory where your grandfather worked, the name of a family that lived at a particular address in 1947, help with a school report, or a photo of a Kankakee landmark to display in your home or office, our researchers stand ready to help. Email or call to make an appointment with our Research Coordinator, Jorie Walters.

Appointments Are Encouraged!

Research Fees

$18.00 up to 2 hours; 3+ hours $15.00/hour

Please note that research is free to museum members.

Copy Prices

$12.00 Photo Reprints

$.75 per Page for Black/White Photocopy

$1.00 Each for Scanned Photos

$2.00 Each for Scanned Photos

$5.00 Flash Drive Available in Museum Office

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Venue Rentals

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Types of Events:

Showers

Birthdays

Lectures

Group Meetings

Additional Spaces Available

$100 Meeting Room

$100 Taylor One-Room Schoolhouse

*Call the museum for availability.

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Column Garden Rental

$500 Donation for a Wedding ($400 Donation for Members)

$200 Deposit Holds the Date (Part of the $500)

*Please note that electricity, bathrooms, facilities, and museum staff all included. However, chairs, tents, and sound equipment are not provided. There is a maximum capacity of 75 people. No decorations allowed on columns.

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Centennial Room Rental

Available for Small Events

$125 Donation per Hour ($100 Donation per Hour for Members)

*All Events Are Scheduled During Regular Museum Hours

Programs

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