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Established to educate, inspire and enrich the community by preserving and promoting the rich history of the Monee area through it's collections, events and programming.
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Monee Historical Society Hosts the 201u Education Foundation’s Spring Fling

On May 14, the Monee Historical Society hosted the Crete-Monee 201u Education Foundation’s Spring Fling at the Heritage Center. After several years of inactivity, the Education Foundation is back under…


Joe Craig and Aimee Carbaugh Describe What They Found on Cemetery Hill

On Saturday, March 12, the Monee Historical Society welcomed Joe Craig and Aimée Carbaugh, who led the excavation of Cemetery Hill and the disinterment of three previously unknown graves. Two…


Watch Dr. Mark Zumhagen’s Interpretation of President Abraham Lincoln

On Feb. 12, the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Mark Zumhagen provided an interpretation of President Lincoln’s most famous and iconic texts, as well as his analysis of President…


Watch the Rev. Betsy Youdris’s Presentation, “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Story of Quilts & the Underground Railroad”

On Feb. 12, the Rev. Betsy Youdris joined the Monee Historical Society at the Monee Heritage Center at the Creamery to deliver her presentation, “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Story…


Watch Larry McClellan’s Presentation on the Underground Railroad

On Feb. 10, the Monee Historical Society welcomed Dr. Larry McClellan, an expert on the Underground Railroad in Illinois, to the Monee Heritage Center at the Creamery. “We need to…

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15 Illinois sites added to National Register of Historic Places in 2021

Thanks to the efforts of historic preservation advocates in Illinois, 15 sites in the state were added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) during 2021, the Illinois Department…


American History Book Club to Be Rescheduled Due to Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather, today’s American History Book Club, delving into Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis, will be rescheduled to a later date. Check back here for…


Veterans Day Celebration

You Are Invited To A Veterans Day Celebration at St. Paul’s UCC of Monee would like to invite all veterans and their family members, along with the community, to attend our…


Monee Heritage Center Grand Opening Covered By The Vedette

On Saturday, September 11, 2021, the Monee Heritage Center, the new home of the Monee Historical Society, had its Grand Opening as part of the 2021 Monee Fall Fest. Festivities…


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,…

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