113 S. Hennepin Ave.

Dixon, IL 61021

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Sat 9am – Noon

Newsletter Archives


January – February 2023 Newsletter

Dear Members and
These last two months have been so busy. November was memorable. Members had great pleasure
in participating in the 4ᵗʰ grade architectural tour in Dixon. This year’s judging was a difficult
task. All their projects were outstanding. I was impressed to see the artistic displays in the form
of drawings, 3-D, and 2-D, models of buildings and historic Dixon icons. Each project represented
the knowledge students learned on their tour of some of the oldest buildings in our town. Grea
le that participated this


The Lincoln Assassination:  Manhunt and Trial

The next monthly program sponsored by the Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society will feature a PowerPoint program titled “The Lincoln Assassination: Manhunt and Trial” presented by Ronald H. Koehn. It is scheduled for 7:00 PM on Monday, April 25, 2022, at the society’s headquarters, 113 South Hennepin Avenue, Dixon.


March – April Newsletter 2021

Dear Members and Friends of LCHGS,
Here we are at the official “1-year closed” newsletter. Our doors closed in the middle of March 2020.
My hope is to get all the volunteers vaccinated and then our doors will open for all. As of the end of this month, I will be done with my vaccinations and 2 weeks out. So, if you promise to wear a mask, we will be ok with a reservation being made for a visit to do research at the center. This would be starting April 1st, 2021. If you email the center, we will receive it right away and arrange for a volunteer to work with you. If you call the center, I might not see that you have called for a couple days. So, last minute people will have to email us at leecountyhgs@gmail.com.
On the 21st of March we will celebrate spring!Someone said they saw a robin frolicking in the snow this past weekend. Poor robin. We haven’t seen grass for a very long time.


2021 Jan/Feb Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends of LCHGS,
The year is over and life at the center has not changed a whole lot. We are still closed for walk in patrons, but we continue to do research for people that contact us. We are to a point now where, if you feel you need to come to the center, please call or email us to discuss a possible work around. We are still busy with the project of transferring microfilm to digital and putting away all the wonderful treasures that have been donated since March 2020. We have gotten many new acquisitions, books etc., from people sorting out their libraries or storage areas. I love it when I walk into the center and there is something new on the office table to look at.


November – December 2020 Newsletter

Here it is November and the end of the year. As I
explained in the last newsletter, we did not have our
Annual Meeting and electionsfor the 2021 Executive
Board because we are not open to patrons or large
gatherings. This election will happen sometime in
2021. We cannot predict the future, and we want the
people that volunteer and the people that visit our
facility to be safe.

Past Presentations

Interested in Dixon History?

Come join us at 7 p.m.on Monday, November 11th at the Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society office at 113 S. Hennepin Avenue in Dixon.