Stephenson County Historical Society

1440 South Carroll Avenue

Mission Statement

The mission of the Stephenson County Historical Society, in partnership with the Freeport Park District, is to preserve, present, and promote local and regional history. This is achieved by maintaining and collecting quality artifacts, by educating the community, by collaborating with other institutions and organizations, and by interpreting and professionally presenting our local history. By fulfilling our mission, we unify the Stephenson County community through pride in its rich and historical traditions.


Betsy Powers

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Was visiting relatives in Winnebago and visited this museum one afternoon when we were trying to fill time. Glad we did. This is a hidden gem. The house is wonderful but the industrial/farming museum section was the most fascinating for me. They also have a one room school house and a 1830s log cabin. All very well documented and the tour guide was very good. Definitely recommend this site if you are nearby.

Evelyn Ranney

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A great little home town museum. Lots of local history and a beautiful mansion to tour.


Friday, July 7, 2017

They explained everything to where kids would understand. They also let the kids freerome alittle.

Andrew Helton

Saturday, May 27, 2017

If you love history especially from the local area this is a must stop place to put on your list.

John Haulotte

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Nice relaxed atmosphere, menu sounds great but no time to sample.