The Kankakee County Historical Society is one of the oldest historical societies in the State of Illinois. Since 1906, we have been fulfilling our mission to collect, exhibit, and interpret the material culture of Kankakee County.Plan to visit Kankakee County Museum during your Kankakee vacation using our convenient Kankakee road trip planner.
Each year, we welcome thousands of visitors to our Museum Campus to view our exhibits and historic buildings, and to experience our many special events.
We also provide research services, have unique books and other items related to Kankakee County in our Museum Store, and make available both indoor and outdoor venues for meetings, weddings, showers, and more.
We hope that you will soon be among our visitors! For more information, visit www.kankakeecountymuseum.com.
Kankakee County Museum Reviews
Great history of Kankakee area. Also a great place at Christmas to see all the trees our locals have decorated. Then be able to vote for the best one! more »
The Kankakee Museum sometimes referred to as the Small (named after Governor Small) Museum is a local jewel. Located on the site of the Small family home, the museum features the restored home, the mu... more »
Awesome museum, has displays that talk about the local area. But surprisingly they have really cool History of USA military uniforms from many different wars. Also have some neat local and national sports memorabilia. As well as some amazing sculptures. And much more! Staff is very friendly, highly recommend you check it out.
Staff was very nice. My niece is having a baby shower there and never knew you could rent the place out. I am now a member and plan to visit more often. The grounds are beautiful.
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