Welcome to the Hinckley Historical Society

This is the official website for the Hinckley Illinois Historical Society, an online resource made available free of charge to anyone seeking information about the history of the Village of Hinckley and surrounding townships of Squaw Grove and Pierce! The material contained in this website is only a sampling of our collection at the museum located in downtown Hinckley. Visit our contact page for more information.

The Hinckley Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the past for the future. By exploring the past, one finds secrets along the journey as to the who, the what, and whys of our history. Present and future generations can use these lessons to help guide them as they go through life. To achieve this mission, the society seeks to collect and preserve artifacts, letters, photographs, documents, and personal stories. Then it helps put the collection into perspective for various audiences to understand their history and give guidance for their lives.

Historical Aspects Of Hinckley

Research your

Begin or dive deeper into researching your family tree

Discover your

Learn about the spaces, places, & the unique story of your community

Explore our

View articles, stories, and photos about Hinckley heritage

Preserve your

Find information and photos of many historic homes. Or add new photos to our collection!

Visiting the Museum

Then the museum is open on Saturdays from 10 to noon or by appointment at other times.  Call Bob at 815-761-4058.  Our museum has been remodeled and expanded with new displays of highlights from our 20 decades of history. We look forward to seeing you.