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:

elgin-hispanic-network The Elgin Hispanic Network began in 1987 as a forum for networking and sharing of resources and ideas among the Latino community of Elgin. View a collection of photos, informational fliers, and other documents...
laotian-heritage-celebration Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration Gail Borden Library celebrates the many diverse cultures that make up our community. Several organizations joined with us to celebrate Asian-Pacific cultures in May 2015.