The Winnebago Community Historical Society is a group of community members whose goal is to collect, preserve & interpret the history of the Winnebago Illinois area. Formed in 2018, WCHS is a registered 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. Our strong core of support is the group of Charter Members whose dedication and financial support made it possible for us to organize. We are governed by a Board of Directors, elected at our annual membership meeting.

Our Mission
To collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the Winnebago area in Winnebago County, Illinois.

Our Leadership
Irv Koning, Board President
Rob Bucey, Board Vice-President
Russ Kaney, Board Secretary
Denise Speracino, Board Treasurer
Mary Gross, Board Member
Norma Kloster, Board Member
Tom Van Sickle, Board Member

David Heeren, ex-officio advisor
John Rowley, Town Historian, ex-officio advisor