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The Village of Thornton Historical Society proudly presents the Presidential Papers Collection from the Illinois State Historical Society. This exhibit will include original Abraham Lincoln documents, portraits and letters of 12 Presidents, and more!


Everyone is welcome to join us for the Opening Ceremony at the Thornton Historical Society museum on June 27th, 2020 at 1:00PM. We hope to see you there!



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The Thornton Historical Society is pleased to announce their new YouTube channel featuring videos of Thornton in the 1960s and 70s. These were filmed by David Zander and converted to a digital format. Click the link below to see the people, places and things that you loved so much; Legion Picnics 1966 and '69, 1976 Bicentennial Parade, Enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3b0LNzCxjPcJim6_Myi9Jg

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Join us September 28, 2019 at 10:00AM for the dedication of a historical marker at Wampum Lake. All are welcome!

114 N Hunter St, Thornton, IL 60476 

(708)877-6589

Mailing Address: PO Box 34, Thornton, IL 60476