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Will County Historical Society celebrates 50th anniversary

Published: Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:25 p.m. CST

LOCKPORT – The Will County Historical Society will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a Founder's Day picnic on Saturday.

The picnic will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Heritage Village, Route 171 and Second Avenue in Lockport. The picnic will include a tour of Heritage Village at 2 p.m.

All current and past members of the Will County Historical Society have been invited, according to a news release about the anniversary.

The Will County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving local history for future generations. The society owns and maintains the former office of the I&M Canal Commissioners, 803 S. State St. in Lockport. The office is now the Will County Historical Society Museum & Research Center.

The society maintains a collection of artifacts, research materials and exhibits to tell the history of the area.

For information, contact the Will County Historical Society at Or call society President Sandy Vasko at 815-341-0226, or Director Bill Molony at 815-834-0835.

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