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LaSalle County Historical Society

101 E Canal St, Utica, IL 61373

Historic Sites

The LaSalle County Historical Society campus is located on the banks of the historic I&M Canal and is situated in the quaint village of Utica, Illinois, bordering beautiful Starved Rock State Park.

The museum campus features five facilities: the Canal Warehouse, the One-Room School House, the Heritage Center, the Blacksmith Shop and the 1875 Barn. On Sundays in May – September, the historical society is home to the canal market. The LaSalle County Historical Society sponsors the longest running and largest fall festivals in northern Illinois, Burgoo Festival. The Burgoo Festival is an annual village street party featuring flea marketers, craftsmen, musicians, and other entertainment.

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