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Illiana Genealogical & Historical Society

215 W. North St., Danville, IL 61832

History Museums

Our primary interest is in gathering, preserving and providing research information on Vermilion County, Illinois and the surrounding areas.

Danville's Illiana Genealogical and Historical Society hosts a library of over 10,000 volumes used for genealogical research in Illinois and Indiana. The library is one of the oldest and largest in Illinois and welcomes guests from all over the United States and around the world.

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What's happening nearby...

Annual Midwest Heritage Quilt Show at the Vermilion County Museum

Vermilion County Museum •  Jul 01 – Jul 31 @ 10AM

Judges will award ribbons in the following categories:
Bed Quilts, Lap Quilts, Panels, Wall Hangings, Machine Embroidery, Clothing/Purses, Household, Young Quilt Maker (Item made by individual 18…

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Danville Dans 2024 Baseball Season

Historic Danville Stadium •  May 28 – Jul 31 @ 6:30PM

Crack! Gotta love the sound of a wooden bat as it sends a ball out of the ballpark!

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VRBC Concert Series

Temple Plaza •  May 24 – Aug 30 @ 6PM

Downtown Danville Friday Night Concert Series

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