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Upcoming Events

  • Dancing Through the Decades New Year's Eve Gala
    Dancing Through the Decades New Year's Eve Gala
    Sun, Dec 31
    Dec 31, 2023, 7:30 PM – Jan 01, 2024, 12:10 AM
    Majestic Weddings & Events Kankakee, 150 N Schuyler Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901, USA
    Help preserve one of the oldest buildings in Kankakee while celebrating the new year!

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Cemetery Walk 2023

Gallery of Trees 2022

2022 & 2023 Events

Museum Tours & School Trips

Programs & Events: Services

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

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!



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

$15.00 up to 2 hours; 3+ hours $10.00/hour

Please note that research is free to museum members.

Copy Prices

$10.00 Photo Reprints

$.50 per Page for Black/White Photocopy

$1.00 Each for Scanned Photos

$5.00 Flash Drive Available in Museum Office

Programs & Events: Welcome

Venue Rentals

Programs & Events: Services

Types of Events:




Group Meetings

Additional Spaces Available

$100 Meeting Room

$100 Taylor One-Room Schoolhouse

*Call the museum for availability.


Column Garden Rental

$400 Donation for a Wedding ($350 Donation for Members)

$200 Deposit Holds the Date (Part of the $400)

*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.


Centennial Room Rental

Available for Small Events

$100 Donation per Hour ($75 Donation per Hour for Members)

*All Events Are Scheduled During Regular Museum Hours


Programs & Events: Bookings
  • Learn French, create art, and play traditional games!

    25 US dollars
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