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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 10:00am - 2:00pm


CLOSED: April 8th, September 2nd, & November 25th

Upcoming Events:

April 1st - OPENING DAY - Brew Head Espresso will be

providing coffee 10am - 12pm

May 13th - Lecture: War Time Memories; Some to

Remember Many to Forget - Presented by Max Michels


July 14th - Bastille Day Festival

*Admission is always FREE (donations are appreciated)

165 North Indiana Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901

National  Register of Historic Places:
Listed in 1979  as the Lemuel Milk Carriage House

For more information, call Kankakee County Museum 815-932-5279 (Thursday-Saturday 9:00-5:00).

French Heritage Museum: Welcome
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French Heritage Museum: Pro Gallery
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