We host many different events and educational programs that are open to the public. Our goal is to provide access to the history of the area, as well as to educate the public on different historical practices, culture, and events.

See our past and upcoming events below. Please contact us for any additional information.

Please note: All programs start at 7:00 p.m. and will be at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Programs are subject to CDC guidelines.

October 26, 2021

Lou Aiello, Early Indian Processes and Cooking

Morris City Hall Community Room, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

December 2, 2021

Jugtown Pottery: Facts and Fiction, Tom Turner and Michele Micetich

Grundy County History Museum, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

March 22, 2022

Chicago to Appomattox: The Grundy and Surrounding Counties Men Who Fought the Civil War to its End, Jason Baker

Grundy County History Museum, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Based upon his recent book “Chicago to Appomattox,” military officer and Grundy County Native, Jason Baker, told the story of men from Grundy, LaSalle and Will Counties who joined a Civil War regiment in Chicago, and served for almost four years before witnessing Robert E. Lee surrender to U.S. Grant to end the war.

April 26, 2022: Hats

Hats, Grundy County Historical Society Program Committee

Grundy County History Museum, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Our next program is scheduled for April 26th at 7:00 p.m. We will be displaying and talking about our Hat Collection. We have 85 hats including men’s, women’s and children, Learn a little about the history of Hats and the different styles through the years. You will have a chance to test your knowledge of styles and when they were in vogue.

Reservations are not required for this program. The program is open to all. There is no charge for admittance. Refreshments will be served.

Please attend and wear your favorite hat!

May 24, 2022: Annual Meeting and Dinner

The annual dinner and meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at Turtle’s Tap, 1400 N. Division St. Morris. Check-in will begin at 6 p.m. The buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $25.

Immediately following the dinner there will be a short business meeting and the election of the Board of Directors. Terms expire for three board members: Donna Sroczynski, Lisa Barkley and Karen Zelko. All three have agreed to seek re-election. Nominations for board members will be taken from the floor.

Nick Koba from Coal City will be presenting highlights from his book, “Strip Mining History of the Grundy Will and Kankakee Counties.”

The annual meeting and dinner are open to the public. Please contact the Museum to reserve your place.

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