The Hinckley Historical Society is raising funds this spring to make urgently needed repairs and stabilize the building which houses its museum. The brick fascia on this 1940s building was separating and at risk of falling. The metal support above the windows had deteriorated and the windows needed replacing with museum quality glass. The repairs have been named an Illinois Bicentennial Project because the museum will provide benefits to this small town for generations to come.
The museum is only seven years old yet it attracts hundreds of visitors each year to discover the past through dioramas, artifacts, photographs and documents from the Village of Hinckley and rural Townships of Squaw Grove and Pierce. It is an important asset for the community and by making connections with the past and present, visitors can build perspective for the future.