Illinois Mennonite Historical and Genealogical Society
The Illinois Mennonite Historical and Genealogical Society promotes heritage awareness through programs, tours, exhibits, research and publications. We cherish and remember our Swiss and German Amish-Mennonite pioneers that arrived in Illinois to start their new lives. We preserve the items they brought with them and used on the Illinois prairie. We remember their great faith in God and their community.
Come visit our main gallery and museum, explore our research library and discover your ancestors, walk through our original Gross Daadi haus (retirement home for the parents or grandparents), enter Christian Sutter’s 100+year old barn that was taken apart and moved to the Mennonite Heritage Center grounds, check out the agricultural tools and equipment in the barn and museum, observe nature in our arboretum and see native trees, prairie grasses, and flowers.
Call to schedule a tour of the museum, barn, and library.
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