Welcome to the new Hamilton County Historical Society web site!
3 Jan 2016: The Hamilton County Schools project. Back in 2014 HCHS secretary Doris Nelson gave an "Old Pictures" presentation that included some of the Schools of Hamilton County. I, Vince Miller, agreed to do a Schools Project on this web site and I apologize to Doris for not getting it done before now.
My New Years resolution is to get the Schools Project on its way. Please check out my progress via the "Hamilton County Schools" link.
4 Dec 2015: The HCHS took part in the 2015 Christmas Parade. Here is a picture of our group.
3 Oct 2015: McLeansboro Tour - It was freezing cold on Tour Day. There was a good turn out for the first stop, the Cloud House - about 65 there. The next stop was at the Old McLeansboro Cemetery - 38 there. By the time the tour reached the old jail, the crowd had shrunk to about 20.
7 Dec 2014: The Open House for the 50th Anniversary
of the Hamilton County Historical Society was held at the library on December
7, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The Cloud and McCoy families were present to
tell about their life when they lived there. The whole house was decorated
extra special for Christmas. Click here
for images of the event.
7 Oct 2013: The 2013 Cemetery Walk was held Saturday.
October 5th. Unfortuantely, due to inclement weather, the actual Walk had
to be held inside the old high school gym. Click here
for images and additional information. Click here
for images of the May 2012 Cemetery Walk.
Sep 2012: The Fall Festival Parade was held Saturday,
September 15, 2012. To open a new page to view photos of the event click
What is the Hamilton County Historical Society?
The purpose of the Hamilton County Historical Society is to bring together those persons interested in history, and especially in the history of Hamilton County, Illinois.
The Society's major function is to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area and to arouse interest in the past.
The Society maintains a museum and genealogy library on the second floor of the McCoy library where these items are preserved and made accessible to those who wish to examine them.
McCoy Memorial Library
118 S. Washington St.
|2016 Meeting Schedule|
|March 22||August 23|
|April 26||September 27|
|May 24||October 25|
|The meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. unless notified otherwise. The place will be the Farris Family Restaurant as shown below.|
Next Historical Society Meeting
The old City Cemetery and the upcoming plans for the 195th birthday of the city survey and the 200th anniversary of the city and county in 2012. Hope to see you there!
Fred Vallowe, City Clerk.
|When:||Tuesday, 24 May 2016 at 7 p.m.|
|Where:||Farris Family Restaurant (formerly Pat's Cafe)|
|608 E. Randolph St. (view MapQuest)|