The 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.
Our latest newsletter is out. Don’t miss our golf outing on Saturday, August 19th.
Golf Outing Form
Teddy Roosevelt (Joe Wiegand) at the Veteran’s Memorial, Kirkland, IL.
The February 2017 newsletter has arrived. Mark your calendar for April 7th. Don’t miss An Evening With Teddy at Olson’s Chapel!
Newsletter February 2017
Our 2017 newsletter is here, along with some “Memories of Kirkland.” Take a look and send us your own memory!
Newsletter Jan. 2017 + Memories
Looking 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.
The November 2016 newsletter is here. Come take a look!
Check out our new fall newsletter!
Our summer 2016 newsletter is here! Check it out!
If you are interested in the Golf Outing, please download the golf outing form to fill out and return to KHS.
Newsletter June 2016
Golf Outing Form 2016
William 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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