Historical Societies in Stephenson County, Illinois

Stephenson County Historical Societies are local organizations and history museums dedicated to studying, preserving, and fostering an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on the local community’s history in Stephenson County, IL. Historical Societies in Stephenson County encourage and engage in the collection and preservation of historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories. Many Historical Societies conduct research about local businesses and families, which they make accessible and available as public records and exhibits.

There are 3 Historical Societies in Stephenson County, Illinois, serving a population of 45,839 people in an area of 565 square miles. There is 1 Historical Society per 15,279 people, and 1 Historical Society per 188 square miles.

In Illinois, Stephenson County is ranked 19th of 102 counties in Historical Societies per capita, and 13th of 102 counties in Historical Societies per square mile.

List of Stephenson County Historical Societies

Cedarville Area Historical Society450 2nd Street Freeport, IL

Lena Area Historical Society428 West Grove Street Lena, IL

Stephenson County Historical Society1440 South Carrol Avenue Freeport, IL

 You may contact the Historical Society for questions about:
  • Stephenson County Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Stephenson County historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Stephenson County, Illinois
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering


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One thought on “Historical Societies in Stephenson County, Illinois

  • March 13, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Why is no one checking on the old stone house on Galena Street? There are windows broken out or are we just going to wait till it has to be torned down What a waste of history!


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