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
Saturday, March 10, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Brief Program: 10:30 a.m. The Local History Department was 20 years old last November. Celebrate with us in the new Local History area at the library. Share your local history memories and stories.
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
Thomas Stillwell Huntley The village of Huntley was named for Thomas Stillwell Huntley (March 27, 1807 – May 21, 1894). Thomas Huntley and his wife, Eliza Fox Huntley, and children Charles, Harriet and William arrived in the area in 1846, having traveled weeks by wagon from upstate New York. The family settled on farm land … Read more
Huntley Local History File Index (Hanging Clip File) BUSINESSES #1 1936 Businesses Animal Shelters Asphalt Plant Assessments/ Files Banks Breweries Business People Business Profiles #1 Business Profiles #2 Car Dealerships Catty Dairy Mart Dean Foods Duo-Fast Freund William Fencil Co. Photos- C.1945 BUSINESSES #2 Fox Valley Grease Plant Grocers/ Supermarkets Groundbreakings Hospital Huntley Creamery … Read more
Enjoy this Sawyer Kelley photo slideshow from the mill in Huntley, IL before it was demolished. The Huntley History Alliance was invited by the Village of Huntley to walk through the Mill and make a photographic record of the building before demolition. Photographs were taken by members of the Huntley Historical Society, the Village of … Read more
Local History Cabinet Inventory North (Green) Shelf 1 (top): –Historic Huntley People—Rugh, Statler, Hawley, Dhamer, Weltzien –Sinnett, Hadley, Lazansky, Anderson & Statler materials –Hawley Memorabilia –Devine Extended Family — letters and photos –Village of Huntley—1999 aerial, calendars, newsletters, Community Council 1958, Lois Lazansky books on Huntley etc. –Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce newsletters –Chamber of … Read more
The Huntley Area Public Library has an extensive Local History collection. The staff have selected 25 must see items in the local history collection in honor of the library’s 25th Anniversary. 1. Daily Journal from the Fencil Fuze Plant 1944-1945 2. Fuzes & Tubes from the Fencil Fuze Plant 3. Huntley High … Read more