Freeport Public Library
314 W. Stephenson
Freeport, IL 61032

Lena Library
300 W. Mason
Box 756
Lena, IL 61032
Fax: 815-369-3181

Pearl City Public Library District
221 S. Main
Pearl City, IL

Monday and Thursday, 3-7 p.m.
Tues and Wednesday, 3-9 p.m.
Friday, 11am-7pm
Saturday 10 am-2pm
Sunday closed

They have a nice selection of local history books and they also have cemetery books that include all the cemeteries in the county, large or small, and the inscriptions on the tombstones.

Pearl City Historical Organization
Pearl City, IL
Monday 2 - 5 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday 3 - 9 pm Friday 3-9 pm; Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

Lena Area Historical Museum
427 W. Grove St.
Lena, IL
May thru September or by appointment

Stephenson County Historical Museum
1440 S. Carroll Ave.
Freeport, IL
Phone: 815/232-8419
Summer hours: Wednesday thru Sunday, Noon to 4 pm
Admission fee

Lena Historical Society


Stephenson County Historical Society

1440 S. Carroll Ave.
Freeport, IL
Phone: 815/232-8419

P.O. BOX 514



The McConnell Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 42
McConnell Illinois 61050
Hours are 2nd Saturday of each month from 1-4 p.m. other times by appointments. Closed in September.  Meeting are the 1st Monday night of each month at 7 p.m.  Membership fees are $5.00    Phone:815-868-2425   In museum there is many old photos of families from the area, cemetery records from Waddams twp cem. Tombstone photos from all Waddams twp cemeteries, obits & funeral card collection and many other interesting items from the area.

History of Stephenson County-1880


Winslow Historical Society and Museum

606 Bridge Street,
Winslow, Illinois

Open: April thru October: Second Saturday of each month:
10 am to 3 pm


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