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


May-June 2023 Newsletter

“Dixon’s Darkest Day” was the program held on
Founders Day, April 11th. at the Loveland Community
House was well attended and received with positive
feedback by the public. Program presenter was Tom
Wadsworth on the topic of the Truesdell bridge disaster
and the effects it had on bridges already built and those
to be built in the future. Thank you, Tom, for the
outstanding in-depth program. We’re looking forward to
May with the dedication of memorial signs to be placed
in Presidents Park.

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March-April 2023 Newsletter

I’d like to begin by saying THANK YOU to each
and every LCHGS member as well as the community for
your support in making the fundraiser a success. You
each made a difference, by purchasing a ticket, and/or
passing the information on by word-of-mouth. We are
pleased to share with you that $1500 was raised. We
were not the only ones surprised by the outcome, Larry
Yardley was thrilled that his ticket was pulled out and
his name announced as the winner of the raffle. He
couldn’t wait to get home and present the beautiful ring
to his wife. Congratulations Larry!

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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

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