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Village of Monee Timeline

This is a very basic timeline of the village of Monee. Efforts to update, enhance and correct will be ongoing. Click on the hyperlinks for further information. For suspected errors, or if you have a fact you believe should be on the timeline, please email us at monee.history@gmail.com or drop us a note on our…


President Christi Holston Wins Award

We are proud to announce that Board President Christi Holston was recently awarded the Ralph Fehland Volunteer award by the Monee Chamber of Commerce. The award, given each year, was created in honor of Ralph Fehland, former mayor and leader of Monee. You can read more about Christi’s contribution and the award here,


Andrew Gunderson Roundabout Dedication

On Wednesday, September 9, the Village of Monee officially dedicated the new roundabout on Court St. and Egyptian trail to the memory of local painter Andrew Gunderson. Members of the Monee Historical Society were present at the limited-capacity event in which Mayor Popp and Trustee Janet Blue unveiled the signs that will be installed at…


Under Quarantine? Here’s a list of Ideas of Things to Do (From a Genealogist’s Perspective)

Most of us didn’t expect to be suddenly confined to our homes for multiple days or weeks when we started the year. Though the first few days are likely to be hectic and nerve-wracking enough, eventually, staying home will try everyone’s patience with each other. Here’s a few ideas of things to do, from the…


Andrew Gunderson Presentation and Art Auction

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It’s Tea Time!

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By Jane Mall From Page 121 The story of Arthur W. Mall, president of the Mall Tool Company is surely a Horatio Alger type of story. It is a story of a six-year old boy who was selling newspapers on the corner watching with perhaps wistful eyes, his playmates with nothing on their minds but…

Vintage Train

Heading East on the Underground Railroad



MONEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS Illinois Bicentennial Celebration 2018 Introduction & An Evening with Abraham Lincoln Dr. Mark Zumhagen The MHS is happy to again welcome Mark Zumhagen, a part of the Monee community since 2005, to the stage to present readings of some of Abraham Lincoln’s most famous speeches and witty remarks. Mark is a…


Photo Contest – Happy Birthday Illinois!

The Monee Historical Society is sponsoring a Illinois Bicentennial Photo Contest. The Monee, Illinois Historical Society (www.moneehistoricalsociety.com), and the Village of Monee are sponsoring a photo contest to going to celebrate Illinois’ 200th birthday in 2018. Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Illinois! Take Abraham Lincoln out for a date! Illinois became the 21st state on…

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