Winnebago Community Historical Society
Preserving the past Informing the present Inspiring the future
Winnebago IL History
Welcome to the Winnebago Community Historical Society
We are dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of the Winnebago, Illinois area--the Village of Winnebago, Winnebago Township, and surrounding townships. We focus on the Winnebago Town Hall, the Winnebago Area Local History Collection, local history programs, fundraising events, and community involvement.
YEAR-END FUND APPEAL
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Home for the Holidays--Give a 'Bago Gift!
WCHS is offering a wide variety of gifts in time for the holiday season. There are WCHS “Meet Me At The Town Hall” t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies, as well as a mug that is great for hot chocolate on a cold winter day. We have a new holiday ornament that comes boxed and ready to gift, and a wonderful 2021 calendar that features old and new photos and information about area churches. And there are a limited number of the 2004 Winnebago Centennial crocks available. We can ship your order, or you can pick it up at the Town Hall on Saturday, November 28 or by appointment.
Give them a ‘Bago gift and support the work of WCHS at the same time! Check out our display at the Winnebago Public Library or download an order form here.
2020 Annual Report & Board Election Results
Rob Bucey, Don Crawford, and Russ Kaney have been elected to two year terms on the Winnebago Community Historical Society. Their terms begin January 1, 2021. Board members Irv Koning, Norma Kloster, Denise Speracino, and Pat Wakeley continue to serve through 2021. New officers will be elected at the January 2021 board meeting.
The 2020 Annual Report is available here.
Previous News Updates
Save the Scarecrows at the Town Hall, October 25, 2020
New Merchandise Order Form Available October 21, 2020
Local History Collection Receives Bolthouse Family Donation July 25, 2020
Town Hall Balcony Storage Area Complete July 19 2020
Check Out Our 4th of July Exhibit at Kennedys June 29, 2020
WCHS Awarded HomeStart Grant June 16, 2020
Flag Day & Flags Over Bago June 13, 2020