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Special Interest Clubs

Programs that provide organized opportunities for individuals of all ages to pursue hobbies or other specific interests in cooperation with others who have the same interest, usually through the medium of a club or association which is under the leadership of people who are knowledgeable or skilled in the area.

Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Phone: 815.933.6452
Open the first and third Sunday of the month or by appointment. Letourneau Home Museum.
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Essex Historical Society
Location: Essex, IL
Phone: 815.365.4048
The Essex Historical Society is housed in the former Essex Grade School building.
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Herscher Area Historical Society
Location: Herscher, IL
Website: www.herscher.net/historicalSociety.asp
Captures and preserves history and artifacts related to the Herscher area from past generations to future generations.
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Iroquois County Genealogical Society
Location: Watseka, IL
Website: www.rootsweb.com/~ilicgs/index.htm
Phone: 815.432.3730
A charitable not-for-profit museum and genealogical society benefitting Iroquois County residents and others.
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Iroquois County Historical Society
Location: Watseka, IL
Website: www.oldcourthousemuseum.org
Phone: 815.432.2215
A charitable not-for-profit museum and genealogical society benefitting Iroquois County residents and others.
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Kankakee Public Library
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kankakee.lib.il.us
Phone: 815.939.4564
Developed and maintains an outstanding collection of books, other materials, and electronic resources reflecting Kankakee's diversity.
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Kankakee Railroad Museum
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kankakeerrmuseum.us
Phone: 815.929.9320
Preserves railroad heritage with a restored Union Pacific 1967 Caboose and a 1947 Pullman Standard Coach that can be rented for parties, dining, and business meetings.
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Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kvso.org
Phone: 815.933.3119
Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra; season tickets available.
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Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://www.kvyouthsymphony.com
Phone: 815.933.3119
The Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra gives music students the opportunity to play classical music and it gives string musicians the opportunity to play with a full orchestra.
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Manteno Historical Society Museum
Location: Manteno, IL
Phone: 815.468.7586
The Charles P. Skinner House was purchased by the Society in 1988.
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Olivet Nazarene University
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.olivet.edu
Phone: 815.939.5011
A fully accredited liberal arts university offering bachelor's and master's degrees.
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Parkland College
Location: Champaign, IL
Website: www.parkland.edu
Phone: 217.351.2200
A comprehensive community college dedicated to providing high-quality programs and services to its students.
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