Huntley High School Graduates Class of 1913

Four students made up the entire Huntley High School graduating class in 1913. Their school was an imposing brick building on Main Street next to the First Congregational Church. The school, built in 1875, housed all grades from first through high school. Today, the site is part of the church parking lot.  Those who graduated … Read more

Farm Services Memorabilia on Display at the Huntley Area Public Library

Farming was a huge industry in the Huntley area in the past. Providing feed for cattle and seeds and fertilizer for crops were necessary businesses. Enos Conley and Sons was one of the largest providers in the area in the early 1900s. Situated along the railroad tracks south of Main Street, the company later also … Read more

Local History Display – Month of September

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

Scavenger Hunt-ley

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

Huntley Local History File Index

   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

Sawyer Kelley Photo Slideshow

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 Cabinets

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

25 Must See Items in the Local History Collection

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