Street Address
803 S. State Street
Lockport, IL 60441
Mailing Address
803 S. State Street
Lockport, IL 60441
phone: 815-838-5080
e-mail: sandy_vas@comcast.net
Hours
Open Feb 12, 2011
Sunday, Wednesday - Saturday12 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
Free
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Lynne Mickle Smaczny, Executive Director
Sandy Vasko, President
phone: 815-838-5080

Description

Opening for the season Feb. 17, 2012 with the opening of the new Research & Geneological Room featuring the database of African Americans that lived in Will County in the 19th century.

History

Started in 1968 with the purchase of the Illinois and Michigan Canal headquarters, has documents from the I & M Canal and has Will County Court Record books

Artifacts Collections

I & M Canal collection: Will County Court record collection, bank documents from the German Loan & Savings Bank, 70,000 documents pertaining to all Will County citizens.

Research Collections

I & M Canal collection

Educational Programs

Currently provide guided tours of the part of the Museum and live interpretation in the Settlement. Developing programs for Scouts and Schools and offer children's craft projects in summer. New weaving and blacksmithing workshops in summer.

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

    Appointment required: Yes

    Publications

    Newsletter, "Rudder", published six times a year. "Quarterly" journal published four times a year.

      Services

      Gift Shop

      Group Tours