French Heritage Museum
Explore & Celebrate
the French involvement in the history of the Kankakee River Valley - the first explorers and missionaries, the coureurs de bois and fur traders, and the pioneer settlers from France, French Canada, and Belgium.
Today, our French heritage continues to play a distinctive role in our community’s identity.
OPEN: April - December
Hours: Saturdays 1:00-4:00 pm
CLOSED: April 16th, May 28th, July 2nd, September 3rd, & December 24th
Upcoming Events (1-4pm):
April 2, 2022 - Opening Day
June 14-17, 2022 - French Heritage Camp
July 16,2022 - Bastille Day Festival
August 27, 2022 - Family Day Picnic
October 29, 2022 - Trick or Treating
November & December Saturdays - Holiday Display
December 17, 2022 - Hot Chocolate Day
*Admission is always FREE (donations are appreciated)
National Register of Historic Places:
Listed in 1979 as the Lemuel Milk Carriage House
For more information, call Kankakee County Museum 815-932-5279 (Tuesday-Friday 10:00-4:00).