Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10 am to 3 pm
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Group tours are available.

Call Us Today! 815-942-4880
510 W. Illinois Ave.
Morris, IL 60450


The local Morris Library has sent all of their research documentation to the Museum. Now, our Museum is open for research as we have microfilm of most of the Morris Herald Newspapers, a card catalog to locate obituaries, as well as genealogies, plat maps, high school yearbooks, telephone books, photos, and other archival research materials in our vertical files. We have copies of all the books we sold in the past plus those currently available in our gift shop. There is a wealth of material collected about Grundy County here at the Museum.

If you are doing genealogy research, visit the Grundy County Historical Society and a staff member can help you find the correct resources and information for your research. As part of our mission, we help to preserve the history of the area, which includes the people who lived here.


In order to defray our expenses, we have set some small charges for our staff to do research.

  • If you are conducting your own research after being pointed to the available resources by Museum Staff, there is no charge.
  • There is a $10.00 charge for information requests via email – payable only if the information has been found. Requestor can set a limit on the number of hours to be spent by the researcher.
  • Copy costs: 10 cents for black and white copies, and 25 cents for color.

If you have any questions or would like to inquire about the genealogy resource available, please contact the staff at the Grundy County Historical Society.

Collect, Preserve and Displaythe History of Grundy County
Website made possible by memorials for William Burnham

Contact Info

Grundy County Historical Society 815-942-4880 [email protected]
510 W. Illinois Ave.
Morris, IL 60450