Welcome to the Elgin Area Memories page. We hope that you will explore our many interesting items such as the historic WatchWord magazines, videos from our local veterans, photos of a devastating tornado in 1920 and postcards from another era.  

The Gail Borden Public Library archives, the Elgin History Museum and local organizations and partners have contributed to build this local history page.  Our collections are always expanding, so please check back often and enjoy these Elgin Area Memories

Included Collections:

plan-of-elgin Plan of Elgin prepared for Elgin Commercial Club by E. H. Bennett, Consulting Architect in January 1917. "The purpose of the Elgin City Plan is to provide a systematic method for Elgin's social, aesthetic...
brethren-publishing The Church of the Brethren Publishing House has had a long history in Elgin, IL. The publishing house operated in Mt. Morris, IL through 1897, when it became owned by the church. Looking for...

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