Program: History of Coal City and Surrounding Areas

The October program that was cancelled has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 28th at 7 p.m. at the Coal City Public Library. Michelle Micetich of the Carbon Hill Historical Society and Bryan Gilligan of the Coal City Public Library will present a program on the History of Coal City and Surrounding areas. The doors willContinue reading “Program: History of Coal City and Surrounding Areas”

Our Genealogy Room is Now Open

We are pleased to announce that our Genealogy Room is completed. Special thanks to Dan Dransfeldt, Jim Hayes, Kevin Connor, Mark Riley and Ed Aldrich for all of their hard work transforming the Garage to the Genealogy Room. In addition to all of the information in our archives, you now will have access to,Continue reading “Our Genealogy Room is Now Open”

Nick Koba Strip Mining Presentation

Nick Koba presented his remembrances from working at the Northern Illinois Coal Corporation. To see his presentation, click here. If you would like to purchase a copy of his book: “Strip Mining History of the Grundy, Will and Kankakee Counties: The Story of the Northern Illinois Coal Corporation 1927 to 1974.” If you would likeContinue reading “Nick Koba Strip Mining Presentation”