Home

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

On January 26, 1907, at 2 p.m., a group of interested citizens of the county held an organizational meeting in the Supervisors Room of the courthouse for the purpose of forming a LaSalle County Historical Society.

About 60 persons of the county met with Terry Simmons of Marseilles acting as chairman. They adopted a constitution for the Society and elected Horace Hall of Ottawa as the first president.

The Society obtained its certificate of incorporation under the General Not-For-Profit Corporation Act of the State of Illinois on September 5, 1924, under the name of LaSalle County Historical Society. The purpose of the Society was set forth: “To search out, procure and preserve in permanent form, facts and data in the history of the County of LaSalle, Illinois, as related to persons, places and all objects therein.”

Blog at WordPress.com. The Adventure Journal Theme.