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

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Historical Society
An Old Drawing   About the Historical Society

In 1995 a group of local people got together and formed the Historical Society: Marvel Davis, Ed Evans, Nell Evans, Jack Hake, Louise Judd, Mary F. Welton.

The Historical Corn Crib (believed to be the last corn crib construction in Kane County in approximately 1947) was donated to the Society, and now houses the Museum. The Crib Annex, site of meetings, was added a year or two later.


  • To search out the history of this community.
  • To seek to protect the historical land marks of the community.
  • To collect and preserve documents, pictures, books, records, tools and any other things of historical value to this community.
  • To make all of these available for review to the public and to help educate them about the past.
  • To obtain, preserve, and display historical artifacts of the Big Rock Plowing Match Association.
  • To promote interest in civic improvements to benefit our community.
  • To establish, maintain, and operate a museum for the general public, and to collect, research, care for, and interpret materials and artifacts of cultural and historical interest to the residents of Big Rock and visitors to the museum/library.  The organization will operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes (not including the operation of a full secondary educational institution of a vocational school), within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended.

Big Rock Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) corporation.