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48W445 Hinckley Rd., P.O. Box 206
Big Rock, IL   60511

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2017 - 2018 Society Meetings
Previous Programs

* Indicates Tentative Program. ** Indicates meeting at Big Rock Park District Office at 7s405 Madison Ave . *** Indicates meeting is at the Barn, 47w066 Jericho Road

January 2017

February 9th - Tom Hamilton - "Lightning Rods - Decoration or Function"

March 16th** - A Character Visit of Titanic Surveyor, Violet Jessop, by Leslie Goddard. This special meeting is in partnership with the Big Rock Park District. We will meet at the Big Rock Park District Community Building at 7:00PM

April 20th - Jon Habegger, Rail Road Historical. The Impact of Railroads on Rural Communities

May 11th - Memorial Meeting for our Servicemen and Servicewomen

July 29th*** - Part 1 of Cemetery Stories at South Welsh Cemetery at 5PM and Fundraiser Dinner at Marvel Davis Barn at 6PM

August 10th - Part 2 of Cemetery Stories at West Big Rock Cemetery at 6PM and Tour of Michael - Morse - Fitzgerald House at 7PM

October 12th- Kay Shelton, President of the Lincoln Highway Association

November 9th - John Muschler of Vet's Roll, the opportunitities of this Veterans Program

January 2018

February 8, 2018 -

March 8, 2018 -

April 12, 2018** - Abraham Lincoln

May 10, 2018 - *Radon - Wayne Westman Kane County Health Dept.

July 12, 2018 -

August 9,2018 -

October 11, 2018-

November 8, 2018 -





Meetings are held in the Crib Museum Annex at 7:00 PM

Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

No meeting in June, September or December.




Historical Society Board of Director Meetings

during the 4th week of the month: The Board meets during the 4th week of each month.



Over the years we have had programs on:

     Indian history in the Big Rock area
     Never Lost; Amelia Earhart
     Character Visit of Jacqueline Kennedy about 1964
     Old time radio
     Underground Railroads in DeKalb County
     Good Times at Kenny Field
     Lincoln Highway
     Heirloom Pumpkins
     Old time funerals and the funeral and reburial of a Civil War Soldier from Kane to Kendall County
     History of Aprons
     History of the Big Rock Fire Department
     Long's Barn
     Local Connections to the Underground Railroad
     History of Kne County Medical History and Big Rock's Physicians
     Those Magnificient "Whizbang" Traveling Salesmen of Illinois
     Old Time Fun & Games in Big Rock
     Retracing the Oregon Trail
      Heirloom Seeds
     Night at the Museum
     History & Recollections of Big Rock Schools
     History of the Big Rock Plowing Match
     Saving a Samson
     US Flag Retirement Ceremony by Big Rock Boy Scouts Troop #19
      Antique Glassware
     100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts
      Recording and saving your genealogy reords
     Valuing our Heritage in Today;s yard and garden
     Kaneville Historical Society home study and record keeping
     Kaneville Library on its History
     Trains and Big Rock History
     Abraham Lincoln
     Knitting and processing of Illinois wool


Community Planned Events




June 3, 2018 Celebrate Big Rock CAR SHOW at Plowman's Park


September 14, 15, & 16, 2018: Big Rock Plowing Match