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Lawrence County Historical Society

​The history of Lawrence County Illinois touches almost every historical era...George Rogers Clark marched across the County during the Revolution; Tecumseh traveled through its forests; Abe Lincoln moved his family through it and later became a regular visitor; it was the first Illinois county to hang a woman; the first men enlisting for duty when Lincoln called for recruits during the Civil War were from Lawrence county; oil was discovered under its soil producing an unrivaled economic boom, and an Army Air Corp. base was built on its prairie during WWII. 

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The Lawrence County Historical Society continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and adjust our action plan and policies as the situation changes.  Our priority is to keep our volunteers and guests safe.  Keeping in mind that COVID-19 is very dynamic, the research library is now open 9-12 Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings or by appointment. While we are constructing new exhibits, the History Center remains closed.  

The newest publication of the Lawrence County Historical Society is NOW available for sale. Featuring a collection of  articles and vintage photographs about farming and farm life in Lawrence County through the years, this 121-page soft cover book may be purchased for $25.00. 

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