Book Signing with Author Carole Ledbetter!

Lock 16 Center 754 First Street, LaSalle

    Join the us on Saturday December 16th 1:00pm – 3:00pm for a book signing with local author Carole Ledbetter and her book Carole’s Column’s at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center, 754 First Street LaSalle, IL. In her recently published book, Carole’s Columns, Carole

Book Signing with Author Steven Decker

Lock 16 Center 754 First Street, LaSalle

  Join the Canal Corridor Association on Saturday December 23rd 11:00am – 1:00pm for a book signing with author Steven Decker and his book Cambridge Street at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center, 754 First Street LaSalle, IL. “Cambridge Street is for the millions of immigrants

Sunday Lecture: Uniting the Rivers: The History of the Illinois Waterway

Home section services

Join us, Sunday January 21st 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm, at the LaSalle County Historical Museum for our Sunday lecture series: Uniting the Rivers: The History of the Illinois Waterway The Illinois Waterway, once the skeletal remains of a glacial drainage ditch, has been transformed into an engineering


Book Signing with Author Jeanne Roppolo

Lock 16 Center 754 First Street, LaSalle

Join us on Saturday February 24th 2018, 12:00pm - 2:00pm for a book signing with local author Jeanne Roppolo.   Jeanne will be signing and reading from her newly published book Grandma Goes to New Zealand & Australia: Walkabouts in the Lands Down Under. In here newly

Will County History Seminars


Join presenters from the Will County Historical Museum at Joliet Junior College for a series of six seminars on early Will County history. Each night will cover a different topic and time will be allotted for audience participation. Topics that will be covered are: -History of Will

Dinner & a Little History: World War II on the Great Lakes

Gaylord Building, Lockport 200 W. 8th Street, Lockport, IL, United States

Join us, Wednesday November 14th 2018, at the Gaylord Building for our Dinner Lecture Series: World War II on the Great Lakes! The Great Lakes of North America were far from the battlefields of World War II but the factories, training camps, and shipyards of the region

Passage to Chicago Book Signing

Lock 16 Center 754 First Street, LaSalle

Come join us on Saturday November 17th 2018, 12:00pm - 2:00pm at the Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center for a book signing with author & illustrator Tom Willcockson for his award winning book Passage to Chicago: A Journey on the Illinois & Michigan Canal in the

CCA President/CEO Speaks At Lemont Library

Lemont Public Library 50 E Wend Street, Lemont, IL, United States

This year the I&M Canal celebrates its 175th anniversary and Lemont, its 150th. That's not a coincidence that Lemont was born soon after the canal was opened. Ana Koval, the President/CEO of the Canal Corridor Association, which is the nonprofit, coordinating agency that oversees the I&M Canal


Goose Lake Prairie

Learn and celebrate life on the Prairie in the 1800s at the Cragg Cabin that served as the county's first tavern, polling place, and post office. Travelers were treated with courtesies and comforts of a frontier inn. Stage coach passengers and drovers moving cattle to Chicago stock

Old Canal Days

Old Canal Days Location 303 W. 2nd St., Lockport, United States

The annual Old Canal Days celebrates the I&M Canal and its contributions to the success of Lockport. This summer festival features a carnival, beer garden, live music, artisan market, food trucks, wine tent, family entertainment, fireworks and more!  Thousands of residents and visitors come from all over the

Lemont Quarrymen Vintage Base Ball Game

Mt. Assisi Field 13900 Main St, Lemont, IL, United States

The Lemont Quarrymen battle the Creston Regulators as they play base ball by the rules of the 1860s. Don't miss out on the fun and the historical interpretation! Food and refreshments are offered.

Willow Fest

Village of Willow Springs One Village Circle, Willow Springs, United States

This four day event features a car show, carnival, craft show, live music, food vendors and bingo!!! Don't miss the fun! The fest starts August 10th and runs through the 13th.

Museum Campus Exploration Days

Isle a la Cache Museum 501 E Romeo Road, Romeoville, IL, United States

If you've never visited the Isle a la Cache Museum, take advantage of this opportunity to see what's going on in their 18th Century Traders Cabin and peek inside the Native American longhouse!

Pullman Labor Day Celebration

Historic Pullman Manufacturing Grounds

Pullman National Park and State Historic Site invite you to celebrate Labor Day September 4, 2023. This free event takes place outdoors at the historic Pullman manufacturing grounds. There will be family friendly activities, guided walking tours, musical performances and speakers. Pullman National Historical Park is holding

175th Anniversary Regional Symposium

Lewis University - Saint Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall 101 Airport Road, Romeoville, IL, United States

Lewis University and the Gaylord Building Historic Site invite you to a symposium marking the 175th anniversary of the Illinois & Michigan Canal - part of a year-long series of events held along the 96 miles of the nation's first National Heritage Area. This event is free

Goose Lake Prairie Day

Goose Lake Prairie Park

  The Annual Prairie Day celebrates the prairie environment at the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area. Enjoy the butterfly barn, the picnic areas and play yards. Walk the trails and look into the Cragg Cabin.