Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm
The mission of the Hinckley Historical Society is to preserve and maintain the history of the Hinckley area including Squaw Grove and Pierce Townships. The Society collection includes artifacts, records, photographs, local newspapers, and oral history statements. Dioramas showcasing the development of the village and shared stories about businesses and individuals that shaped the community are featured on-site.
Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm and by special arrangement
The mission of the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center is to restore and preserve the site; to collect and preserve relevant materials relating to the Glidden family, the invention of barbed wire, and its broader impact on the nation's development; and to educate the public by establishing a museum and innovation center at the site. The Glidden Homestead is dedicated to telling an American story of migration, innovation, and philanthropy at the site where Joseph F. Glidden invented "The Winner" barbed wire. Visitors can tour his historic home and barn and see an on-site working blacksmith shop. Over 100 garments from 1850 - 1950 are featured in the collection.
309 S. Fifth St.
Kirkland, IL 60146
Monday: 1 pm - 4 pm
The mission of the Kirkland Historical Society is to stimulate interest in the Kirkland area history through education, research, collection, and preservation. A large collection of objects that connect to past and present businesses in Kirkland is featured.