Kirkland Historical Society

Kirkland Illinois Historical Society

Welcome to the Kirkland Historical Society!

kirklandearly1900sThe Kirkland Historical Society is an outgrowth of “Kirkland: Then and Now,” a historical play performed in 2007 in commemoration of Kirkland’s 125th birthday.

Our mission is to stimulate interest in the Kirkland area history through education,
research, collection and preservation.

2017 Calendar

calendar2017webadcalendar-posterLooking for a 2017 calendar? The Kirkland Historical Society is now selling calendars for the year 2017. Calendars are $10 each and are available at the Kirkland Public Library and Alpine Bank in Kirkland.

William Kirk: Founder of Kirkland

william-kirkWilliam T. Kirk (1815-1900) was a pioneer settler of Franklin Township. In 1837, the town of Kirkland was named after William and his family.

He and his wife, Louisa, raised 9 children in Kirkland. He owned over 1500 acres and gave the right of way through the town for the Milwaukee Railroad.

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