...promoting historical understanding of McDonough County, Illinois 

Since 1967, the McDonough County Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization, has been an important force for promoting historical understanding and preserving materials that reflect the county's heritage.

What does the Society do?

  • Supports the preservation of McDonough County, Illinois heritage
  • Offers free historical programs five times a year - September, November, January, March and May
  • Produces a quarterly newsletter - the McDonough County Historical Society Newsletter
  • Leads historical tours
  • Sponsors Local History Day
  • Coordinates the identification and marking of historic, rural cemeteries

See the Historical Society brochure for more information!

Please donate to the Cemetery Improvement Project

The McDonough County Historical Society is calling on all residents who wish to improve, protect, and beautify McDonough County cemeteries.

Donations may be sent to:

McDonough County Historical Society

PO Box 83

Macomb, IL 61455.

Please identify your donation for the “Cemetery Project.”

All donations to the Society, a 501.c.3

non-profit organization, are tax deductible.

Any donation over $100 will entitle the donor

to a one-year membership in the Society.

The McDonough County Historical Society is a member of the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Development Corporation.



Mailing address

McDonough County Historical Society

Box 83

Macomb, IL 61455