Bailey House



Bushnell Historical Society

Bushnell Historical Society has regular work sessions at the Bushnell Recreation & Cultural Center on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.

For more information contact Judy Ashton at


City of Macomb


Colchester Area Historical Society

For more info., contact  Marilyn Shelley,

The Colchester Area Historical Society meets the 4th Monday, of the Month except for June, July, August, and December. at 7pm in the Community Room, City Hall, Friendway Park in Colchester.   Meetings feature speakers on topics of historical interest regarding Colchester, Illinois and McDonough County.

The May meeting is an indoor picnic.

Back issues of the historical newsletters of the Colchester Area Historical Society have been digitized by Western Illinois University and are available at this link:


Friends of Oakwood Cemetery



Friends of Vishnu Springs


Illinois Barn Alliance


Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Development Corporation

The McDonough County Historical Society is a member of the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Development Corportaion.


Macomb Area Convention and Visitors Bureau


Macomb Historic Preservation Commission

Macomb Historic Preservation Commission meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 3pm at Macomb City Hall. 


McDonough County Genealogical Society


McDonough County Historic Preservation Society

The McDonough County Historic Preservation Society Board meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm.  Locations vary.  (Board members only, but interested parties are welcome to attend.  

For more information, contact Mr. Randy Powell at


McDonough County Historical Society

Facebook page:

Back issues of the newsletters of the McDonough County Historical Society have been digitized by Western Illinois University and are available at this link: 

(only 1982-1997 available online)


      Western Illinois Museum


Western Illinois University Archives