What’s New

Be sure to note the new address of the Historical Society and Museum – 125 N Tremont St, Kewanee Il 6143

February 5, 2021 Added the 2020 historical society newsletter (see “about/research” page for newsletters)

February 5, 2021 Added a PDF of the New Post Office Dedication booklet from 1963

February 5, 2021 Added 4 new articles to the Dusty Roads page

December 8, 2020 Added 4 new articles to the Dusty Roads page

November 25, 2020 Added a 40 page Star Courier Insert from 1966 on Hyster’s expansion in Kewanee

November 19,2020 Added a video about Eva Carroll Monroe and the Lincoln Colored Home. Eva and her family lived in and around Kewanee for around ten years spanning the 1870s. Her father, Richard Carroll, was a former slave and Civil War veteran and was a founding member of Kewanee’s Bethel AME Church. He ran a laundry business and was a porter at the Kewanee House.

November 13, 2020 Added 4 new Dusty Roads articles and several new videos to the video gallery

November 10, 2020 Larry Lock Article on Western Tube. In the Kewanee History Tab. Added a Dusty Roads article on Sans Souci Park and a Hog Days video in the Dusty Roads Tab

October 24, 2020 Added 5 new Dusty Roads articles

Sept 11, 2020 Click here for a short video about Dean Karau’s new book “Wethersfield 2.0”

September 1, 2020 Added 4 new Dusty Roads articles plus the article series on the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Ammendment

August 21, 2020 Added a link to the Dusty Roads page for Dean’s new book, The History of Wethersfield 2.0

July 29, 2020 Added 4 new Dusty Roads articles by Dean Karau

July 7, 2020 Added two articles by Larry Lock on the Championship Ballhawk Years

June 24, 2020 Added 4 new Dusty Roads articles by Dean Karau

June 9, 2020 Added a new video by Dean Karau on Kewanee Serbians

May 17, 2020 Added 4 new articles and one new video by Dean Karau … see the Dusty Roads and Video pages

April 6, 2020 Added 2 new videos by Kean Karau … go to the Video Gallery in the Photos / Video Tab

January 31, 2020 Added a new photo gallery of the 1960 Homecoming parades for KHS and WHS. Go to the Photo / Video tab.

January 30, 2020 added 12 additional years of city directories. There are now 42 years, from 1876 to 1973 on our website. They can be found in the documents tab.

January 25, 2020 Added a New Photo Gallery for photos from before 1900 and updated and added to the Downtown Photo Gallery and the “Other Buildings Not Downtown” Photo Gallery

January 24, 2020 Added 3 new photo galleries — Machinery and Conveyor, Kewanee Manufacturing, and the Farm and Home fire of 1980

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