The society was founded in 1994 and is dedicated to the purpose of promoting awareness of family history and helping people in their genealogical research. Visitors are welcome to the "Family Tree Center" a library established to promote genealogy and to house research materials.
Established to promote awareness for local and county history as well as area family history. Hours of operation may vary. It is always a good idea to call ahead to verify hours of operation.
The building is on the National Historic Register. It once served as a church in 1865 and later served as Morrison's Literary Society and Museum.The Odell Library found its home here for many years.In 1997 the building was given to the Morrison Historical Society to be used as a museum. It has been returned to much of its early charm and has had the lower level remodeled and made useful as extra exhibit space.
There are several very special exhibits featured in the museum and they are changed frequently. Products manufactured locally in the past include Summit stoves, Rich Toys, Illinois Refridgerators and Furniture. There is a country store with items for sale. There is something for everyone! Come join us today!
The museum is lovingly manned by volunteers. Call ahead for hours. Tours may be arranged by Calling Jack at 815-772-3013 or Orville at 815-772-4558.
Admission is free, but donations are always welcome!
Located in the Sterling Public Library, this huge collection of genealogical and historical information is accessible during library hours. Staff is very helpful and informative!
Hours may vary, so call a head to verify staff and hours of operation before you travel a far distance.