Illinois Adventure #1404 “Kankakee County Museum”
Articles, Blog

Illinois Adventure #1404 “Kankakee County Museum”

August 31, 2019


HERE, CHILDREN OF ALL AGES ARE
TAUGHT IN THE SAME ROOM.
NEARBY ARE THESE PLASTER STUDIES TAUGHT IN THE SAME ROOM.
NEARBY ARE THESE PLASTER STUDIES
INSPIRED BY BOTH THE BEAUTIFUL NEARBY ARE THESE PLASTER STUDIES
INSPIRED BY BOTH THE BEAUTIFUL
AND THE HORRIBLE. INSPIRED BY BOTH THE BEAUTIFUL
AND THE HORRIBLE.
AND THIS WAS THE HOME OF A LOCAL AND THE HORRIBLE.
AND THIS WAS THE HOME OF A LOCAL
PHYSICIAN WHOSE SON REACHED THE AND THIS WAS THE HOME OF A LOCAL
PHYSICIAN WHOSE SON REACHED THE
HIGHEST OFFICE OF THE STATE. PHYSICIAN WHOSE SON REACHED THE
HIGHEST OFFICE OF THE STATE.
HI, I AM JIM WILHELM. HIGHEST OFFICE OF THE STATE.
HI, I AM JIM WILHELM.
BEHIND ME ARE THE BUILDINGS HI, I AM JIM WILHELM.
BEHIND ME ARE THE BUILDINGS
WHICH MAKE UP AND HOUSE THE BEHIND ME ARE THE BUILDINGS
WHICH MAKE UP AND HOUSE THE
COLLECTION OF KANKAKEE COUNTY WHICH MAKE UP AND HOUSE THE
COLLECTION OF KANKAKEE COUNTY
HISTORICAL MUSEUM. COLLECTION OF KANKAKEE COUNTY
HISTORICAL MUSEUM.
IT IS A COLLECTION OF THAT HISTORICAL MUSEUM.
IT IS A COLLECTION OF THAT
REMINDS PEOPLE OF THIS AREA’S IT IS A COLLECTION OF THAT
REMINDS PEOPLE OF THIS AREA’S
PAST WHICH HAS TIES TO TWO REMINDS PEOPLE OF THIS AREA’S
PAST WHICH HAS TIES TO TWO
COUNTRIES. PAST WHICH HAS TIES TO TWO
COUNTRIES.
ON DISPLAY ARE THESE ITEMS, ONCE COUNTRIES.
ON DISPLAY ARE THESE ITEMS, ONCE
USED BY THE FIRST PEOPLE WHO ON DISPLAY ARE THESE ITEMS, ONCE
USED BY THE FIRST PEOPLE WHO
INHABITED THE AREA. USED BY THE FIRST PEOPLE WHO
INHABITED THE AREA.
THEY HAD BEEN A TRAKTDED BY THE INHABITED THE AREA.
THEY HAD BEEN A TRAKTDED BY THE
RICH RIVER VALUE ICE AS WERE THE THEY HAD BEEN A TRAKTDED BY THE
RICH RIVER VALUE ICE AS WERE THE
EUROPEANS LATER. RICH RIVER VALUE ICE AS WERE THE
EUROPEANS LATER.
THESE ARTIFACTS WERE DISCOVERED EUROPEANS LATER.
THESE ARTIFACTS WERE DISCOVERED
AT THE FIRST PERMANENT THESE ARTIFACTS WERE DISCOVERED
AT THE FIRST PERMANENT
SETTLEMENT WHICH BECAME AT THE FIRST PERMANENT
SETTLEMENT WHICH BECAME
KANKAKEE. SETTLEMENT WHICH BECAME
KANKAKEE.
IT WAS A TRADING POST THAT HAD KANKAKEE.
IT WAS A TRADING POST THAT HAD
BEEN SFEABED BY FRENCH CANADIAN IT WAS A TRADING POST THAT HAD
BEEN SFEABED BY FRENCH CANADIAN
NAMED NOEL LEVASSEY. BEEN SFEABED BY FRENCH CANADIAN
NAMED NOEL LEVASSEY.
EVENTUALLY HIS BUSINESS BECAME A NAMED NOEL LEVASSEY.
EVENTUALLY HIS BUSINESS BECAME A
DESTINATION POINT FOR OTHER EVENTUALLY HIS BUSINESS BECAME A
DESTINATION POINT FOR OTHER
COUNTRY MEN WHO ALSO SETTLED IN DESTINATION POINT FOR OTHER
COUNTRY MEN WHO ALSO SETTLED IN
THE AREA. HERE IS NOEL’S COUNTRY MEN WHO ALSO SETTLED IN
THE AREA. HERE IS NOEL’S
ACCOUNT BOOK SHOWING HIS SYSTEM THE AREA. HERE IS NOEL’S
ACCOUNT BOOK SHOWING HIS SYSTEM
FOR REPORTING HIS FURRED ACCOUNT BOOK SHOWING HIS SYSTEM
FOR REPORTING HIS FURRED
TRADINGS WITH THE POTOWAME FOR REPORTING HIS FURRED
TRADINGS WITH THE POTOWAME
INDIANS. TRADINGS WITH THE POTOWAME
INDIANS.
ALSO FROM NOEL’S TIME IS THIS INDIANS.
ALSO FROM NOEL’S TIME IS THIS
HIS WIFE’S SILK GOWN FROM THEIR ALSO FROM NOEL’S TIME IS THIS
HIS WIFE’S SILK GOWN FROM THEIR
WEDDING IN 1838. HIS WIFE’S SILK GOWN FROM THEIR
WEDDING IN 1838.
HERE IS SOME JEWELRY SHE HAD WEDDING IN 1838.
HERE IS SOME JEWELRY SHE HAD
LATER MADE FROM THE HAIR OF HERE IS SOME JEWELRY SHE HAD
LATER MADE FROM THE HAIR OF
THEIR CHILDREN. LATER MADE FROM THE HAIR OF
THEIR CHILDREN.
BESIDES HIGHLIGHTING EARLY THEIR CHILDREN.
BESIDES HIGHLIGHTING EARLY
HISTORY, THE MUSEUM ALSO CRON BESIDES HIGHLIGHTING EARLY
HISTORY, THE MUSEUM ALSO CRON
KELS SOME OF THE BUSINESSES ONCE HISTORY, THE MUSEUM ALSO CRON
KELS SOME OF THE BUSINESSES ONCE
LOCATED IN THE COUNTY. KELS SOME OF THE BUSINESSES ONCE
LOCATED IN THE COUNTY.
DURING THE VICTORIAN ERA, THE LOCATED IN THE COUNTY.
DURING THE VICTORIAN ERA, THE
SCENE IC RIVER VALLEY WHICH HAD DURING THE VICTORIAN ERA, THE
SCENE IC RIVER VALLEY WHICH HAD
FIRST ATTRACTED NATIVE AMERICANS SCENE IC RIVER VALLEY WHICH HAD
FIRST ATTRACTED NATIVE AMERICANS
AND THEN NOEL LEVASSEY BEGIN TO FIRST ATTRACTED NATIVE AMERICANS
AND THEN NOEL LEVASSEY BEGIN TO
ATTRACT WEALTHY CLIENTELE FROM AND THEN NOEL LEVASSEY BEGIN TO
ATTRACT WEALTHY CLIENTELE FROM
SOUTH CHICAGO. ATTRACT WEALTHY CLIENTELE FROM
SOUTH CHICAGO.
ONE POPULAR DESTINATION WAS THE SOUTH CHICAGO.
ONE POPULAR DESTINATION WAS THE
RIVER VIEW HOTEL. ONE POPULAR DESTINATION WAS THE
RIVER VIEW HOTEL.
BUILT IN 1887, IT OFFERED THE RIVER VIEW HOTEL.
BUILT IN 1887, IT OFFERED THE
FINALEST ACCOMMODATIONS FOUND BUILT IN 1887, IT OFFERED THE
FINALEST ACCOMMODATIONS FOUND
ALONG THE KANKAKEE RIVER. FINALEST ACCOMMODATIONS FOUND
ALONG THE KANKAKEE RIVER.
HERE IS SOME SILVERWARE FROM THE ALONG THE KANKAKEE RIVER.
HERE IS SOME SILVERWARE FROM THE
HOTEL, ALONG WITH GLASSWARE FROM HERE IS SOME SILVERWARE FROM THE
HOTEL, ALONG WITH GLASSWARE FROM
THE BAR AREA. HOTEL, ALONG WITH GLASSWARE FROM
THE BAR AREA.
BUT THIS WASN’T THE ONLY DRAW. THE BAR AREA.
BUT THIS WASN’T THE ONLY DRAW.
IN 1883, A LOCAL RIVERBOAT BUT THIS WASN’T THE ONLY DRAW.
IN 1883, A LOCAL RIVERBOAT
CAPTAIN NAMED WILLIAM GOUGAR, IN 1883, A LOCAL RIVERBOAT
CAPTAIN NAMED WILLIAM GOUGAR,
OPENED TOURIST ATTRACTION, CAPTAIN NAMED WILLIAM GOUGAR,
OPENED TOURIST ATTRACTION,
WATERFRONT PARK. OPENED TOURIST ATTRACTION,
WATERFRONT PARK.
THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL TO WATERFRONT PARK.
THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL TO
GOUGAR’S WAS ON ONE OF HIS STOLE THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL TO
GOUGAR’S WAS ON ONE OF HIS STOLE
BOATS. GOUGAR’S WAS ON ONE OF HIS STOLE
BOATS.
ONCE THERE, GUESTS WOULD FIND BOATS.
ONCE THERE, GUESTS WOULD FIND
PAVILION FOR DANCING TO LIVE ONCE THERE, GUESTS WOULD FIND
PAVILION FOR DANCING TO LIVE
BANDS, CLUBHOUSE, AND YOUNGER PAVILION FOR DANCING TO LIVE
BANDS, CLUBHOUSE, AND YOUNGER
CROWDS, A SHOOT TO SHOOT RIDE. BANDS, CLUBHOUSE, AND YOUNGER
CROWDS, A SHOOT TO SHOOT RIDE.
HERE IS A TICKET FROM 1892 FOR CROWDS, A SHOOT TO SHOOT RIDE.
HERE IS A TICKET FROM 1892 FOR
GRAND EXCURSION TO THE GROVE HERE IS A TICKET FROM 1892 FOR
GRAND EXCURSION TO THE GROVE
COSTING 75 CENTS. BUT BOATS WEREN’T THE ONLY WAY
TO TRAVEL.
AT ONE TYPE, MORE RAILROAD TO TRAVEL.
AT ONE TYPE, MORE RAILROAD
COMPANIES HAD THEIR HUB IN AT ONE TYPE, MORE RAILROAD
COMPANIES HAD THEIR HUB IN
KANKAKEE THAN ANY OTHER TOWN IN COMPANIES HAD THEIR HUB IN
KANKAKEE THAN ANY OTHER TOWN IN
THE STATE. KANKAKEE THAN ANY OTHER TOWN IN
THE STATE.
WHEN THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL CAME THE STATE.
WHEN THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL CAME
IN, IT FORCED THE TOWN TO CHANGE WHEN THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL CAME
IN, IT FORCED THE TOWN TO CHANGE
ITS AXIS FROM RUNNING PARALLEL IN, IT FORCED THE TOWN TO CHANGE
ITS AXIS FROM RUNNING PARALLEL
TO THE RIVER TO RUNNING PARALLEL ITS AXIS FROM RUNNING PARALLEL
TO THE RIVER TO RUNNING PARALLEL
WITH ITS LINES. TO THE RIVER TO RUNNING PARALLEL
WITH ITS LINES.
ON DISPLAY ARE EXAMPLES OF CHINA WITH ITS LINES.
ON DISPLAY ARE EXAMPLES OF CHINA
PATTERNS THAT WERE EXCLUSIVE TO ON DISPLAY ARE EXAMPLES OF CHINA
PATTERNS THAT WERE EXCLUSIVE TO
CERTAIN LINES. PATTERNS THAT WERE EXCLUSIVE TO
CERTAIN LINES.
THIS WILD ROSE MOTIF WAS USED BY CERTAIN LINES.
THIS WILD ROSE MOTIF WAS USED BY
THE CHICAGO NORTHWESTERN THIS WILD ROSE MOTIF WAS USED BY
THE CHICAGO NORTHWESTERN
RAILROAD. THE CHICAGO NORTHWESTERN
RAILROAD.
HERE IS A SCALE MODEL FROM 1880 RAILROAD.
HERE IS A SCALE MODEL FROM 1880
THAT WAS USED BY THE HERE IS A SCALE MODEL FROM 1880
THAT WAS USED BY THE
CONSTRUCTION FOR MAN AS A VISUAL THAT WAS USED BY THE
CONSTRUCTION FOR MAN AS A VISUAL
AID FOR THE BRIDGEWORKERS. WELCOME BACK TO THE KANKAKEE
HISTORICAL MUSEUM WHOSE DISPLAYS
NOT ONLY RECOUNT THE HISTORY, HISTORICAL MUSEUM WHOSE DISPLAYS
NOT ONLY RECOUNT THE HISTORY,
BUT INCLUDES ARTI ARTIFACTS FROM NOT ONLY RECOUNT THE HISTORY,
BUT INCLUDES ARTI ARTIFACTS FROM
SOME OF THE BUSINESSES THAT ONCE BUT INCLUDES ARTI ARTIFACTS FROM
SOME OF THE BUSINESSES THAT ONCE
CALLED THIS HOME, SUCH AS THE FD SOME OF THE BUSINESSES THAT ONCE
CALLED THIS HOME, SUCH AS THE FD
RADEKE AGENCY. CALLED THIS HOME, SUCH AS THE FD
RADEKE AGENCY.
ONE OF THEIR PRODUCTS WAS RADEKE AGENCY.
ONE OF THEIR PRODUCTS WAS
VITAMIN BEER, ALCOHOLIC DRINK ONE OF THEIR PRODUCTS WAS
VITAMIN BEER, ALCOHOLIC DRINK
WITH LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA FOR VITAMIN BEER, ALCOHOLIC DRINK
WITH LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA FOR
THE BODY. WITH LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA FOR
THE BODY.
OVER HERE IS THIS RARE CIGAR THE BODY.
OVER HERE IS THIS RARE CIGAR
STORE INDIAN. OVER HERE IS THIS RARE CIGAR
STORE INDIAN.
ITS PREDECESSOR ALONG WITH THE STORE INDIAN.
ITS PREDECESSOR ALONG WITH THE
TOBACCO COMPANY BUILDING IT ITS PREDECESSOR ALONG WITH THE
TOBACCO COMPANY BUILDING IT
STOOD IN FRONT OF WAS LOST IN TOBACCO COMPANY BUILDING IT
STOOD IN FRONT OF WAS LOST IN
1871 IN THE CHICAGO FIRE. STOOD IN FRONT OF WAS LOST IN
1871 IN THE CHICAGO FIRE.
SO THE OWNER MOVED TO KANKAKEE, 1871 IN THE CHICAGO FIRE.
SO THE OWNER MOVED TO KANKAKEE,
OPENED ANOTHER PLANT, AND SO THE OWNER MOVED TO KANKAKEE,
OPENED ANOTHER PLANT, AND
ORDERED ANOTHER CIGAR STORE OPENED ANOTHER PLANT, AND
ORDERED ANOTHER CIGAR STORE
INDIAN STATUE. ORDERED ANOTHER CIGAR STORE
INDIAN STATUE.
DUE TO HIS CHICAGO EXPERIENCE, INDIAN STATUE.
DUE TO HIS CHICAGO EXPERIENCE,
THIS TIME HE DECIDED TO BUY A DUE TO HIS CHICAGO EXPERIENCE,
THIS TIME HE DECIDED TO BUY A
CAST METAL FIGURE. THIS TIME HE DECIDED TO BUY A
CAST METAL FIGURE.
DUE TO RESTORATION, THE MUSEUM CAST METAL FIGURE.
DUE TO RESTORATION, THE MUSEUM
DISCOVERED THIS IS ONE OF ONLY DUE TO RESTORATION, THE MUSEUM
DISCOVERED THIS IS ONE OF ONLY
TWO KNOWN FIGURES PRODUCED IN DISCOVERED THIS IS ONE OF ONLY
TWO KNOWN FIGURES PRODUCED IN
THIS STYLE THAT ARE STILL IN TWO KNOWN FIGURES PRODUCED IN
THIS STYLE THAT ARE STILL IN
EXISTENCE. ONE WING OF THE MUSEUM HOLDS THE
PLASTER STUDIES DONE BY THE
RENOWNED ARTISTS GEORGE GRAY BAR PLASTER STUDIES DONE BY THE
RENOWNED ARTISTS GEORGE GRAY BAR
NARD. RENOWNED ARTISTS GEORGE GRAY BAR
NARD.
HE SPENT HIS CHILDHOOD YEARS IN NARD.
HE SPENT HIS CHILDHOOD YEARS IN
KANKAKEE AND NEVER FORGOT THE HE SPENT HIS CHILDHOOD YEARS IN
KANKAKEE AND NEVER FORGOT THE
TOWN. KANKAKEE AND NEVER FORGOT THE
TOWN.
TWO YEARS BEFORE HE DIED, HE TOWN.
TWO YEARS BEFORE HE DIED, HE
DONATED ALL OF HIS PLASTER TWO YEARS BEFORE HE DIED, HE
DONATED ALL OF HIS PLASTER
MODELS TO HIS OLD HIGH SCHOOL. DONATED ALL OF HIS PLASTER
MODELS TO HIS OLD HIGH SCHOOL.
THAT WAS IN 1938 AND THEY WERE MODELS TO HIS OLD HIGH SCHOOL.
THAT WAS IN 1938 AND THEY WERE
PUT ON DISPLAY UNTIL MORE THAT WAS IN 1938 AND THEY WERE
PUT ON DISPLAY UNTIL MORE
CLASSROOM SPACE WAS NEEDED. PUT ON DISPLAY UNTIL MORE
CLASSROOM SPACE WAS NEEDED.
AFTER THAT, THE PIECES WERE CLASSROOM SPACE WAS NEEDED.
AFTER THAT, THE PIECES WERE
STORED IN THE BASEMENT WHERE AFTER THAT, THE PIECES WERE
STORED IN THE BASEMENT WHERE
SEVERAL WERE LOST OR DAMAGED STORED IN THE BASEMENT WHERE
SEVERAL WERE LOST OR DAMAGED
BEYOND REPAIR. SEVERAL WERE LOST OR DAMAGED
BEYOND REPAIR.
TODAY, THE SURVIVING PIECES HAVE BEYOND REPAIR.
TODAY, THE SURVIVING PIECES HAVE
FOUND A PERMANENT HOME HERE. TODAY, THE SURVIVING PIECES HAVE
FOUND A PERMANENT HOME HERE.
ONE OF HIS MOST FAMOUS AND FOUND A PERMANENT HOME HERE.
ONE OF HIS MOST FAMOUS AND
CONTROVERSIAL WORKS WAS THIS ONE OF HIS MOST FAMOUS AND
CONTROVERSIAL WORKS WAS THIS
BUST OF LINCOLN WHICH WAS CONTROVERSIAL WORKS WAS THIS
BUST OF LINCOLN WHICH WAS
COMMISSIONED BY THE TAFT FAMILY. BUST OF LINCOLN WHICH WAS
COMMISSIONED BY THE TAFT FAMILY.
BEFORE HE BEGAN THE WORK, GEORGE COMMISSIONED BY THE TAFT FAMILY.
BEFORE HE BEGAN THE WORK, GEORGE
SPENT SIX MONTHS STUDYING THE BEFORE HE BEGAN THE WORK, GEORGE
SPENT SIX MONTHS STUDYING THE
LIFE MASK AND THE PHOTOS TAKEN SPENT SIX MONTHS STUDYING THE
LIFE MASK AND THE PHOTOS TAKEN
OF THE LATE PRESIDENT. LIFE MASK AND THE PHOTOS TAKEN
OF THE LATE PRESIDENT.
DETERMINED TO PORTRAY LINCOLN AS OF THE LATE PRESIDENT.
DETERMINED TO PORTRAY LINCOLN AS
A REAL MAN OF THE FRONTIER, THE DETERMINED TO PORTRAY LINCOLN AS
A REAL MAN OF THE FRONTIER, THE
STATUE’S ROUGH HEWN FEATURES A REAL MAN OF THE FRONTIER, THE
STATUE’S ROUGH HEWN FEATURES
WERE TERMED BY SOME CRITICS AS STATUE’S ROUGH HEWN FEATURES
WERE TERMED BY SOME CRITICS AS
UGLY AND HAVE DONE IN POOR WERE TERMED BY SOME CRITICS AS
UGLY AND HAVE DONE IN POOR
TASTE. UGLY AND HAVE DONE IN POOR
TASTE.
TODAY IT IS CONSIDERED ONE OF TASTE.
TODAY IT IS CONSIDERED ONE OF
THE BEST REPRESENTATIONS OF TODAY IT IS CONSIDERED ONE OF
THE BEST REPRESENTATIONS OF
LINCOLN. THE BEST REPRESENTATIONS OF
LINCOLN.
HE WAS LIVING IN FRANCE WHEN LINCOLN.
HE WAS LIVING IN FRANCE WHEN
WORLD WAR I ERUPTED. HE WAS LIVING IN FRANCE WHEN
WORLD WAR I ERUPTED.
AFTERWARDS, HE CREATED AND WORLD WAR I ERUPTED.
AFTERWARDS, HE CREATED AND
SUBMITTED SEVERAL DESIGNS FOR AFTERWARDS, HE CREATED AND
SUBMITTED SEVERAL DESIGNS FOR
MONUMENTS TO HONOR THE FALLEN. SUBMITTED SEVERAL DESIGNS FOR
MONUMENTS TO HONOR THE FALLEN.
THIS IS ONE OF THEM. MONUMENTS TO HONOR THE FALLEN.
THIS IS ONE OF THEM.
IT WAS PATTERNED OFF THE STONE THIS IS ONE OF THEM.
IT WAS PATTERNED OFF THE STONE
EFFIGIES OF MID EVIL KNIGHTS IT WAS PATTERNED OFF THE STONE
EFFIGIES OF MID EVIL KNIGHTS
SEEN IN EUROPEAN CHURCHES. EFFIGIES OF MID EVIL KNIGHTS
SEEN IN EUROPEAN CHURCHES.
IT SHOWS A SOLDIER DRAPED IN AN SEEN IN EUROPEAN CHURCHES.
IT SHOWS A SOLDIER DRAPED IN AN
AMERICAN FLAG LYING ON TOP OF IS IT SHOWS A SOLDIER DRAPED IN AN
AMERICAN FLAG LYING ON TOP OF IS
OVERCOAT AND BEDROLL. AMERICAN FLAG LYING ON TOP OF IS
OVERCOAT AND BEDROLL.
HIS BOOTS ARE CAKED WITH THE MUD OVERCOAT AND BEDROLL.
HIS BOOTS ARE CAKED WITH THE MUD
THAT WAS SO PREVALENT ON THE HIS BOOTS ARE CAKED WITH THE MUD
THAT WAS SO PREVALENT ON THE
FRONT LINES. THAT WAS SO PREVALENT ON THE
FRONT LINES.
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS SUBMISSION, FRONT LINES.
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS SUBMISSION,
LIKE HIS OTHERS FOR WAR UNFORTUNATELY, THIS SUBMISSION,
LIKE HIS OTHERS FOR WAR
MEMORIALS, WAS NOT ACCEPTED. BEHIND ME IS THE ONE ROOM
SCHOOLHOUSE WHICH WAS RELOCATED
TO THE MUSEUM GROUNDS. SCHOOLHOUSE WHICH WAS RELOCATED
TO THE MUSEUM GROUNDS.
IT WAS BUILT IN 1904, AND IT WAS TO THE MUSEUM GROUNDS.
IT WAS BUILT IN 1904, AND IT WAS
THE LAST SCHOOL OF ITS TYPE IT WAS BUILT IN 1904, AND IT WAS
THE LAST SCHOOL OF ITS TYPE
CLOSED IN THE COUNTY IN 1954. THE LAST SCHOOL OF ITS TYPE
CLOSED IN THE COUNTY IN 1954.
GRADES ONE THROUGH EIGHT WERE CLOSED IN THE COUNTY IN 1954.
GRADES ONE THROUGH EIGHT WERE
TAUGHT TOGETHER IN THIS ROOM. GRADES ONE THROUGH EIGHT WERE
TAUGHT TOGETHER IN THIS ROOM.
THE MOST STUDENTS EVER ENROLLED TAUGHT TOGETHER IN THIS ROOM.
THE MOST STUDENTS EVER ENROLLED
HERE NUMBERED 27 IN 1911. THE MOST STUDENTS EVER ENROLLED
HERE NUMBERED 27 IN 1911.
ON THE WALL IS THIS TEACHER’S HERE NUMBERED 27 IN 1911.
ON THE WALL IS THIS TEACHER’S
CONTRACT FROM THAT SAME YEAR. ON THE WALL IS THIS TEACHER’S
CONTRACT FROM THAT SAME YEAR.
IT OFFERED THE STATELY SUM OF 45 CONTRACT FROM THAT SAME YEAR.
IT OFFERED THE STATELY SUM OF 45
DOLLAR PER SCHOOL MONTH. IT OFFERED THE STATELY SUM OF 45
DOLLAR PER SCHOOL MONTH.
BUT THE CONTRACT ALSO STIPULATED DOLLAR PER SCHOOL MONTH.
BUT THE CONTRACT ALSO STIPULATED
THAT THE TEACHER WAS RESPONSIBLE BUT THE CONTRACT ALSO STIPULATED
THAT THE TEACHER WAS RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE JANITORIAL WORK AS WELL THAT THE TEACHER WAS RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE JANITORIAL WORK AS WELL
AS THE BUILDING MAINTENANCE, FOR THE JANITORIAL WORK AS WELL
AS THE BUILDING MAINTENANCE,
PLUS IN THE WINTER, THEY WERE AS THE BUILDING MAINTENANCE,
PLUS IN THE WINTER, THEY WERE
CHARGED WITH STARTING THE FIRE PLUS IN THE WINTER, THEY WERE
CHARGED WITH STARTING THE FIRE
IN PLENTY OF TIME TO WARM THE CHARGED WITH STARTING THE FIRE
IN PLENTY OF TIME TO WARM THE
SCHOOL BEFORE THE CHILDREN IN PLENTY OF TIME TO WARM THE
SCHOOL BEFORE THE CHILDREN
ARRIVED. SCHOOL BEFORE THE CHILDREN
ARRIVED.
NOTICE THAT THE STOVEPIPE ARRIVED.
NOTICE THAT THE STOVEPIPE
TRAVERSES THE LENGTH OF THE ROOM NOTICE THAT THE STOVEPIPE
TRAVERSES THE LENGTH OF THE ROOM
TO RADIATE AS MUCH HEAT AS TRAVERSES THE LENGTH OF THE ROOM
TO RADIATE AS MUCH HEAT AS
POSSIBLE. TO RADIATE AS MUCH HEAT AS
POSSIBLE.
AS WAS COMMON IN SUCH ONE ROOM POSSIBLE.
AS WAS COMMON IN SUCH ONE ROOM
SCHOOLS, THE DESKS ARE AS WAS COMMON IN SUCH ONE ROOM
SCHOOLS, THE DESKS ARE
EXAGGERATED SIZES TO ACCOMMODATE SCHOOLS, THE DESKS ARE
EXAGGERATED SIZES TO ACCOMMODATE
THE SMALLEST FIRST GRADER AND EXAGGERATED SIZES TO ACCOMMODATE
THE SMALLEST FIRST GRADER AND
LARGEST 8TH GRADER AND EACH HAD THE SMALLEST FIRST GRADER AND
LARGEST 8TH GRADER AND EACH HAD
ITS OWN INK WELL. LARGEST 8TH GRADER AND EACH HAD
ITS OWN INK WELL.
NEXT TO THE MUSEUM’S MAIN ITS OWN INK WELL.
NEXT TO THE MUSEUM’S MAIN
BUILDING AND THE SCHOOLHOUSE IS NEXT TO THE MUSEUM’S MAIN
BUILDING AND THE SCHOOLHOUSE IS
THIS HOME. BUILDING AND THE SCHOOLHOUSE IS
THIS HOME.
CONSTRUCTION ON IT BEGAN BEFORE THIS HOME.
CONSTRUCTION ON IT BEGAN BEFORE
THE CIVIL WAR, AND THE HOME WAS CONSTRUCTION ON IT BEGAN BEFORE
THE CIVIL WAR, AND THE HOME WAS
ADDED ONTO AS THE FAMILY GREW. THE CIVIL WAR, AND THE HOME WAS
ADDED ONTO AS THE FAMILY GREW.
HOME TO A LOCAL DOCTOR, IT WAS ADDED ONTO AS THE FAMILY GREW.
HOME TO A LOCAL DOCTOR, IT WAS
SAVED BECAUSE OF ONE OF HIS HOME TO A LOCAL DOCTOR, IT WAS
SAVED BECAUSE OF ONE OF HIS
CHILDREN. SAVED BECAUSE OF ONE OF HIS
CHILDREN.
ORIGINALLY, THE EXTERIOR WALLS CHILDREN.
ORIGINALLY, THE EXTERIOR WALLS
WERE LIMESTONE LIKE THOSE OF THE ORIGINALLY, THE EXTERIOR WALLS
WERE LIMESTONE LIKE THOSE OF THE
MILK HOUSE OR ROOT SEL LARS WERE LIMESTONE LIKE THOSE OF THE
MILK HOUSE OR ROOT SEL LARS
WHICH STANDS IN BACK. MILK HOUSE OR ROOT SEL LARS
WHICH STANDS IN BACK.
IN 1890 TO CREATE MORE FORMAL WHICH STANDS IN BACK.
IN 1890 TO CREATE MORE FORMAL
APPEARANCE, DR. SMALL HAD THIS IN 1890 TO CREATE MORE FORMAL
APPEARANCE, DR. SMALL HAD THIS
CONCRETE STUCCO PUT ON AND APPEARANCE, DR. SMALL HAD THIS
CONCRETE STUCCO PUT ON AND
SCORED. CONCRETE STUCCO PUT ON AND
SCORED.
ORIGINALLY THE HOME HAD FOUR SCORED.
ORIGINALLY THE HOME HAD FOUR
ROOMS, TWO ABOVE AND TWO BELOW. ORIGINALLY THE HOME HAD FOUR
ROOMS, TWO ABOVE AND TWO BELOW.
EVENTUALLY THE FAMILY WOULD HAVE ROOMS, TWO ABOVE AND TWO BELOW.
EVENTUALLY THE FAMILY WOULD HAVE
SIX CHILDREN. EVENTUALLY THE FAMILY WOULD HAVE
SIX CHILDREN.
SO THE DOCTOR KEPT ADDING TO THE SIX CHILDREN.
SO THE DOCTOR KEPT ADDING TO THE
FRONT OF THE HOUSE. SO THE DOCTOR KEPT ADDING TO THE
FRONT OF THE HOUSE.
THIS WAS THE FIRST SITTING ROOM FRONT OF THE HOUSE.
THIS WAS THE FIRST SITTING ROOM
WHICH BECAME A DINING ROOM. THIS WAS THE FIRST SITTING ROOM
WHICH BECAME A DINING ROOM.
NOTICE THE BUILT-IN SHELVES WHICH BECAME A DINING ROOM.
NOTICE THE BUILT-IN SHELVES
SURROUNDING THE ROOMS. NOTICE THE BUILT-IN SHELVES
SURROUNDING THE ROOMS.
VERY HANDY IN A HOME WITH ALMOST SURROUNDING THE ROOMS.
VERY HANDY IN A HOME WITH ALMOST
NO CLOSET SPACE. VERY HANDY IN A HOME WITH ALMOST
NO CLOSET SPACE.
AND THIS IS THE NEW SITTING ROOM NO CLOSET SPACE.
AND THIS IS THE NEW SITTING ROOM
ADDED IN 1870. AND THIS IS THE NEW SITTING ROOM
ADDED IN 1870.
IN A CORNER IS THIS UNIQUE MUSIC ADDED IN 1870.
IN A CORNER IS THIS UNIQUE MUSIC
BOX WHICH PLAYS METAL CYLINDERS IN A CORNER IS THIS UNIQUE MUSIC
BOX WHICH PLAYS METAL CYLINDERS
SEVERAL OF WHICH ARE STORED BOX WHICH PLAYS METAL CYLINDERS
SEVERAL OF WHICH ARE STORED
UNDERNEATH. SEVERAL OF WHICH ARE STORED
UNDERNEATH.
THIS IS THE GATHERING SPOT FOR UNDERNEATH.
THIS IS THE GATHERING SPOT FOR
THE FAMILY DURING THE EVENING THIS IS THE GATHERING SPOT FOR
THE FAMILY DURING THE EVENING
HOURS. THE FAMILY DURING THE EVENING
HOURS.
BUT FOR A TIME, IT SERVED A DUAL HOURS.
BUT FOR A TIME, IT SERVED A DUAL
PURPOSE. BUT FOR A TIME, IT SERVED A DUAL
PURPOSE.
BECAUSE IT WAS THE ARTIST STUDIO PURPOSE.
BECAUSE IT WAS THE ARTIST STUDIO
FOR SUSANNE SMALL, THE SECOND BECAUSE IT WAS THE ARTIST STUDIO
FOR SUSANNE SMALL, THE SECOND
OLDEST CHILD WHO WAS ALSO AN FOR SUSANNE SMALL, THE SECOND
OLDEST CHILD WHO WAS ALSO AN
ACCOMPLISHED ARTIST. OLDEST CHILD WHO WAS ALSO AN
ACCOMPLISHED ARTIST.
HERE IS A SELF PORTRAIT SHE DREW ACCOMPLISHED ARTIST.
HERE IS A SELF PORTRAIT SHE DREW
AT THE AGE OF 15. HERE IS A SELF PORTRAIT SHE DREW
AT THE AGE OF 15.
LATER SUSANNE WAS SENT TO EUROPE AT THE AGE OF 15.
LATER SUSANNE WAS SENT TO EUROPE
TO STUDY ART, AND IT WAS THERE LATER SUSANNE WAS SENT TO EUROPE
TO STUDY ART, AND IT WAS THERE
SHE BECAME INFLUENCED BY MONET TO STUDY ART, AND IT WAS THERE
SHE BECAME INFLUENCED BY MONET
AS EVIDENCED BY HER LANDSCAPES, SHE BECAME INFLUENCED BY MONET
AS EVIDENCED BY HER LANDSCAPES,
BUT SHE IS NOT THE REASON THE AS EVIDENCED BY HER LANDSCAPES,
BUT SHE IS NOT THE REASON THE
HOUSE HAS BEEN PRESERVED. RIGHT NOW HERE IN THE HOME OF
DR. ABRAHAM SMALL WHO CONTINUED
HIS BRA HERE AFTER HE CLOSED HIS DR. ABRAHAM SMALL WHO CONTINUED
HIS BRA HERE AFTER HE CLOSED HIS
DOWNTOWN OFFICE. HIS BRA HERE AFTER HE CLOSED HIS
DOWNTOWN OFFICE.
THIS PARLOR WHICH HAS ITS OWN DOWNTOWN OFFICE.
THIS PARLOR WHICH HAS ITS OWN
OUTSIDE DOOR BECAME AWAITING THIS PARLOR WHICH HAS ITS OWN
OUTSIDE DOOR BECAME AWAITING
ROOM DURING THE DAY. OUTSIDE DOOR BECAME AWAITING
ROOM DURING THE DAY.
ON THE OTHER SIDE, IS THE ROOM DURING THE DAY.
ON THE OTHER SIDE, IS THE
DOCTOR’S OFFICE AND EXAMINATION ON THE OTHER SIDE, IS THE
DOCTOR’S OFFICE AND EXAMINATION
ROOM. DOCTOR’S OFFICE AND EXAMINATION
ROOM.
BUT TODAY, THE HOME IS KNOWN FOR ROOM.
BUT TODAY, THE HOME IS KNOWN FOR
MORE ONE OF HIS SONS THAN FOR BUT TODAY, THE HOME IS KNOWN FOR
MORE ONE OF HIS SONS THAN FOR
DR. SMALL. THIS WAS THE BIRTHPLACE OF
LENNINGTON SMALL WHO RAN FOR
GOVERNOR A RECORD SETTING SIX LENNINGTON SMALL WHO RAN FOR
GOVERNOR A RECORD SETTING SIX
TIMES. GOVERNOR A RECORD SETTING SIX
TIMES.
IN 1921, HE WAS ELECTED TIMES.
IN 1921, HE WAS ELECTED
ILLINOIS’ 26TH GOVERNOR, AND HE IN 1921, HE WAS ELECTED
ILLINOIS’ 26TH GOVERNOR, AND HE
SERVED FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE ILLINOIS’ 26TH GOVERNOR, AND HE
SERVED FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE
TERMS. SERVED FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE
TERMS.
BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, HE IS TERMS.
BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, HE IS
KNOWN FOR HIS HARD ROADS. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, HE IS
KNOWN FOR HIS HARD ROADS.
ON DISPLAY IS THE DESK HE USED KNOWN FOR HIS HARD ROADS.
ON DISPLAY IS THE DESK HE USED
WHILE IN OFFICE. ON DISPLAY IS THE DESK HE USED
WHILE IN OFFICE.
LEN SMALL BECAME KNOWN AS THE WHILE IN OFFICE.
LEN SMALL BECAME KNOWN AS THE
GOOD ROADS COMPANY. LEN SMALL BECAME KNOWN AS THE
GOOD ROADS COMPANY.
DURING HIS ADMINISTRATION, MORE GOOD ROADS COMPANY.
DURING HIS ADMINISTRATION, MORE
ROADS WERE PAVED IN ILLINOIS DURING HIS ADMINISTRATION, MORE
ROADS WERE PAVED IN ILLINOIS
THAN IN ANY OTHER STATE IN THE ROADS WERE PAVED IN ILLINOIS
THAN IN ANY OTHER STATE IN THE
UNION, ABOUT 7,000 MILES IN THAN IN ANY OTHER STATE IN THE
UNION, ABOUT 7,000 MILES IN
EIGHT YEARS. UNION, ABOUT 7,000 MILES IN
EIGHT YEARS.
IN ADDITION TO THE ROADS, AND EIGHT YEARS.
IN ADDITION TO THE ROADS, AND
THE PRACTICE OF LAW, THE SMALL IN ADDITION TO THE ROADS, AND
THE PRACTICE OF LAW, THE SMALL
FAMILY NAME WAS WELL-KNOWN IN THE PRACTICE OF LAW, THE SMALL
FAMILY NAME WAS WELL-KNOWN IN
THE RHUBARB WORLD. FAMILY NAME WAS WELL-KNOWN IN
THE RHUBARB WORLD.
DR. SMALL WAS AMATEUR THE RHUBARB WORLD.
DR. SMALL WAS AMATEUR
HORTICULTURIST. DR. SMALL WAS AMATEUR
HORTICULTURIST.
HE DEVELOPED METHODS FOR GROWING HORTICULTURIST.
HE DEVELOPED METHODS FOR GROWING
THAT PLANT DURING WINTER MONTHS. HE DEVELOPED METHODS FOR GROWING
THAT PLANT DURING WINTER MONTHS.
TODAY, THE NURSERY THAT ONCE THAT PLANT DURING WINTER MONTHS.
TODAY, THE NURSERY THAT ONCE
SURROUNDED THE HOME HAS BECOME A TODAY, THE NURSERY THAT ONCE
SURROUNDED THE HOME HAS BECOME A
CITY PARK. SURROUNDED THE HOME HAS BECOME A
CITY PARK.
HOME ITSELF IS PART OF A MUSEUM CITY PARK.
HOME ITSELF IS PART OF A MUSEUM
COMPLEX THAT REMINDS VISITORS OF HOME ITSELF IS PART OF A MUSEUM
COMPLEX THAT REMINDS VISITORS OF
THE RICH HISTORY OF THIS AREA. COMPLEX THAT REMINDS VISITORS OF
THE RICH HISTORY OF THIS AREA.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR THE RICH HISTORY OF THIS AREA.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR
DIRECTIONS TO THE KANKAKEE FOR MORE INFORMATION OR
DIRECTIONS TO THE KANKAKEE
COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND DIRECTIONS TO THE KANKAKEE
COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND
MUSEUM CALL (815)932-5279.

No Comments

Leave a Reply