With the acquisition and renovation of the lumber shed across the canal on the museum campus the LaSalle County Historical Society will now host a monthly Antique and Flea Market! The market will be held the first Sunday of every month, June-September. Like the Burgoo, there will be antiques, homemade wears and food available for purchase. For more information on this event or if you are an interested vendor visit starvedrockcanalmarket.com or download the Starved Rock Canal Market vendor application >>>Here
BURGOO FESTIVAL October 12, 2014
The LaSalle County Burgoo Festival is an annual festival that occurs on the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend in Utica, IL. >>>More Info
LaSalle County Historical Society held the first Burgoo 50/50 raffle at last years Burgoo. The winner received over $5,000. This year ticket sales are already underway! Raffle tickets are $2 a piece, 3 for $5, or 6 for $10 and are available.
Purchase at the museum or by calling (815)-667-4861. Every ticket has a $5 off $25 purchase at Canal Port in Utica.
Remembering the Rural One Room Schools of LaSalle County is now in stock in the Museum.
Stop in and get your copy soon!
$29.50 includes tax, add $4.75 for postage and handling if you need to have the book mailed.
We now accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover! Now you can renew your membership dues, purchase a gift, make a memorial or pay your Burgoo vendor fees over the phone!
A presentation given by Robert Mazarim, ISAS Researcher to the LaSalle County Historical Society about his findings of the LCHS sponsored digs at the Kaskaskia Zimmerman Site.
Civil War Anniversary
The Society newsletter follows the developments that tore the nation apart 150 years ago with month by month events of the Civil War. Early 1861 had formation of a new nation, calls to arms, and the fatal firing upon Fort Sumter that began open warfare.
Through the year the chronology follows the first major battle, the death of Lincoln's chief adversary for the presidency, Senator Douglas, and the beginning of the president's frustrations in choosing an effective commander of the Army of the Potomac. Transcontinental telegraph replaced the failed Pony Express, construction of a transcontinental railroad began in California, and the keel of the USS Monitor was laid.
Right here at the LaSalle County Museum, you can see Civil War artifacts, the carriage that Lincoln rode to the first Lincoln Douglas debate, and much more…. Make your plans to come in and see us and them.
A book on LaSalle County History or one of our beautiful throws make a nice gift. More Info
Thornton FundWorks Cards are available at the Museum - Load the card and use it at any Thornton Gas Station, and the LCHS gets 2% on gas purchases and 6% on store items.
It's a fast and easy way for the Society to benefit, and it doesn't cost you any extra.
Capital Fund Drive - as you may know, we are looking to expand our museum complex. Read about our Captial Fund Drive and look for how you may contribute.