Check out the two Local History display cases located in the library’s new Local History Room. Items in these displays were provided to us by the Ruth and Kreutzer families. In the left display case, you’ll find historical items courtesy of the Ruth family. In the right display case, you’ll find toys of yesteryear provided … Read more
Think you know Huntley? Want to get outside and explore the Friendly Village with Country Charm and learn some Huntley History while you are at it? Download and try this Town Square Scavenger-Hunt-ley. This is a joint effort between the Huntley Area Public Library’s Local History Department and The Huntley Historical Society. The answers will … Read more
A cardboard standup of Huntley’s founding father Thomas Stillwell Huntley visited students on February 28, 2020. A presentation on Huntley History was also provided by Nancy Bacheller, Local History Assoc.
Huntley celebrated the 100th anniversary of the paving of Woodstock Street on May 6, 2017. Woodstock Street has been in existence for over 170 years. It began as a dirt path for horses and wagons and served as a rudimentary route from Woodstock to Huntley’s square. The square boasted many flourishing businesses and the train depot sat just south of … Read more
Oliver Hadley Statler (1915-2002) was a Bestselling Author and Japanese Art Expert From his small-town, midwestern roots, Huntley native Oliver Hadley Statler found his life’s passion in Japan and became an internationally acclaimed best-selling author and interpreter of Japanese art, culture and history. Today, the Huntley native’s impressive collection of Japanese art is maintained by the … Read more