About Our Gift Shop
The McHenry County Historical Society has a number of unique local history items available online and at our museum in Union, Illinois. The Greenwood Book entertainingly traces the history of that township and its residents from early settlement times to the years following WWII. Other local history books for sale at the museum include the large volume latest county history written in 1994 and titled McHenry County in the Twentieth Century. Its price has been reduced from $79.95 to $45.00.
Additionally, the Society carries Volume I of the booklet “Marengo Homes, Vol. I: Washington and Prairie Streets" for $13.00, a reprinted A History of the 36th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion for $32.00; Ostend – An Early History of the Ostend and Bull Valley Area for $10.00. “So I Hear,” a collection of long time McHenry Sports Writer Earl Walsh’s Recollections & Stories is also for sale for $5.00.
“This Old Barn” -- a look at the barns of McHenry County and their future narrated by Orion Samuelson --is in video for $10.00 and DVD for $15.00. Another DVD covers the June, 1919 Homecoming for McHenry Co. WWI Veterans. Taken off an old 35mm film, the DVD shows the parade in Woodstock, early buildings on the Square and lots of early County residents. This DVD sells for $10.00. Note cards of local barns, museum artifacts, lithographed 1872 structures and rag rugs produced on the museum loom are some of the unique offerings available.
For further information on local products such as Rural Images by Lou Taylor, or fundraiser raffle tickets that support the Historical Society. Please visit our virtual online store (below)-- all proceeds directly benefit the not-for-profit McHenry County Historical Society.