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Essex Historical Society Museum

218 Parls St., Kankakee, IL 60935


Learn more about area strip mines that date back to the 1900's!

This historical site features a one-room schoolhouse and historical artifacts contained in an adjacent brick building. This Kankakee museum is open by appointment and during special events.

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