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Who We Are

Mission Statement

The purpose of the LaSalle County Historical Society, as described in its certificate of incorporation, is “To search out, procure and preserve in permanent form, facts and data in the history of the County of LaSalle as related to persons, places and all objects therein. In order to meet said purpose, the primary duty of the Society shall be to discover, collect, and preserve any facts or relics pertaining to the history of LaSalle County and to encourage the study of LaSalle County heritage, its times and people.”

Goals

To meet its purpose, the primary duty of the Society shall be “To discover, collect, and preserve any facts or relics pertaining to the history of LaSalle County and to encourage the study of LaSalle County heritage, its times and people.”

Recognitions

In 1969 the Illinois State Historical Society presented its Award of Merit for local and regional history for converting the warehouse into a museum.

In 1971 the Society received the National Award of Merit for preserving a landmark and making it an interpretive history center.

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2024
Board of Directors

John Garrity - President

Susan Thornton - Vice President

Dolores Passwater - 2nd Vice President

Cody Guisti - Treasurer

Pam Stack - Secretary 

Directors Term Expiring 2024

Gloria Alvarado, John Garrity, Pam Stack, Mike Zywica

Directors Term Expiring 2025

Fred Carus, Mary Holland, Chuck Mammen, Greg Tullis

Directors Term Expiring 2026

Judy Chalfant, Dan Eiten, Shirley Pierson, Steve Tuffti

LaSalle County Historical Society Staff

Amanda Carter

Museum Director

Events
Sponsorships
Donations
Tours
Membership
Outreach
LCHS Vison & Planning

Riley Dirks

Collections Management

Collections Inquiries
Collection Donations
Research

Kinnason Jackson

Collections Assistant/Head Docent

Collections Inquiries
Collections Donations
Research

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