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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 History Librarian, Michele Houchens, at (815) 467-1600 x207 or

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.

The Local History Museum is open Monday evenings (4:30-7:30pm) and the second and fourth weekends of the month.  These dates and times are subject to change based on staff availability.

Appointments are also available.

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.

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Channahon School, built in 1923, now Pioneer Path.