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!

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Latest News


November – December 2023 Newsletter

Wow, it’s November already. I really enjoy the
breathtaking changes of colors that nature provides us,
with bursts of yellows, splashes of variations of reds and
oranges in trees and bushes. It’s a lovely time to take a
drive to Lowell Park or Route 2 to Oregon. What’s even
better is to share the scenic outing with a friend or
neighbor that is unable make the trip themselves. It’s
sure to bring a smile to all.

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September-October 2023 Newsletter

Pleased to report that the program held in July,
“How Dixon Became the Great Stagecoach Transfer
Station” by Tom Wadsworth, was a magnificent success
with 86 in attendance. Several of which were eager to
stay around to have refreshments and discussions with
Tom. Our special Thanks to Pastor Tim Mitchell and
Jodi who made this all possible by opening their doors
and accommodating our needs.

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July – August 2023 Newsletter

The past two months simply flew by – during which
was very beneficial to the society. In May, the
“Something for Everyone Sale” at the Loveland
Community House was a great deal of work. Bonus of
the day was visiting with our members that came in, as
well as making new friends. Most importantly, we
fulfilled the desires of a very special LCHGS member
who donated all proceeds of the sale to the Lee County
Historical Society.

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