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Three Rivers:  The confluence of the Des Plaines and Kankakee, forming the Illinois River.  I&M Canal in foreground.

To set up an appointment, inquire about donating, or for research assistance, contact the Local Historian, Michele Houchens, at (815) 467-1600 x208 or [email protected]

Our Local History Collection is housed in the lower level of the Minooka Branch.

Our collection contains historical information from Channahon, Minooka, and Aux Sable and Channahon Townships. It includes genealogical information, photographs, yearbooks, area maps and plat books, newspapers and clippings, church records, and more.

Mondays: 4-7:30pm

2nd and 4th Saturdays: 10-4pm

2nd and 4th Sundays: 1-4pm

Hours are subject to change.  You are always welcome to contact our Local Historian, Michele Houchens, at (815) 467-1600 x208 or [email protected] to set up an appointment outside of these hours. 

Do you have historic documents, photos, or objects related to the Channahon and Minooka area?  Share them with us and help preserve our rich history!

Donations are gratefully accepted but not always necessary. We can also photograph, copy, or scan your materials and return the original to you.

See some of the photos in our collection on our flickr account.

Search our image archives online at

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Channahon School, built in 1923, now Pioneer Path.