113 S. Hennepin Ave.

Dixon, IL 61021

Tues, Wed, Fri 10 – 4

Sat 9am – Noon


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Welcome to the Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society, located at 113 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon, Illinois. We hope you find your visit to our library or site to be a productive and pleasurable experience. Our volunteers work tirelessly to provide accurate and relevant information to our members.

Members have access to indexed material such as Lee County Histories, Birth, Marriage, and Death Indexes, Lee County and Dixon Newspapers, and Plat Books. You can become a member and search your family history or you can have us do the research. Either way we are glad you are here!

Member Indexes Available

Latest News

03 May-Jun 2024

May-June 2024 Newsletter

We just may have put winter behind us. I’ve been
anxious to get a garden planted. The seed packages
are on the counter in the kitchen, and this weekend I’ll
be digging, planting, watering, and putting up a
rabbit-proof fence. Well, there is no way to really
rabbit-proof anything. Last year, our well fenced in
garden just turned into a nursery for mother rabbit to
keep track of her little ones.

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March-April 2024 Newsletter

It’s hard to believe, I am already two months into
my third term as president of the Lee County Historical
and Genealogical Society, and enjoying every moment
of it, although time has gone by too quickly. I wonder
if our traveling snowbirds felt the same as they are
returning home to roost once more, all the while, hoping
each day that passes prior to their arrival, the weather
continues to bring the warmth of spring in Illinois.
Like the spring flowers emerging to bloom, we too
are ready to emerge with the beginning of ‘monthly
evening programs’ and refreshing speakers each with
unique information to share.

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Jan-Feb 2024 Newsletter

Thanks to all our Volunteers and Members for a
wonderful year. We’ve been delighted with your
questions, challenged with yourrequests, and thrilled for
all the membership renewals as well as new ones.
I’d like to recap what took place this year, regarding
how well we work with our Lee County Communities.
Provided information about past and present
businesses, homes, schools, churches, cemeteries,
landmarks, and properties.
Provided education during the 4th Grade
Architectural Tours with historic information about
President’s Park, such as, Young Lincoln-the soldier;
Fort Dixon; Dixon Ferry; John Dixon; Old Settler’s
Cabin; In 2024 we will work at incorporating the history
of Truesdell Bridge.

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