Workshops & Events


Archives Bazaar

Saturday, November 4 · 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)

Discover photographs, documents, films, maps, and more artifacts held in the incredible archival and museum collections right here in Champaign County! Enjoy learning about these fascinating resources in a fun, interactive atmosphere. The Bazaar is FREE and features booths where you can chat it up with your local archivists and curators.

Ask professionals how to best preserve your memories, start researching your family history, record an oral history, or ask about the history of Champaign-Urbana and Champaign County. Come see all the diverse resources and history Champaign County has to offer.

Featuring: Champaign County Historical Archives, Champaign County Genealogical Society, Champaign County History Museum, Homer Historical Society Museum, Museum of the Grand Prairie, Rantoul Historical Society, and UIUC Student Life & Culture Archives.

Door prizes, books for sale, and more!

Beginning Genealogy Workshop: Working with Sources

Thursday, November 9 · 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m (PDF)
The Jean Evans Archives Room (Second Floor)

Locating records to prove our genealogy facts can be the most exciting part of compiling family history! In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to begin exploring your family history and how to use sources as evidence to support genealogical research. We will also learn about the local, state, and national resources available to family historians.

This workshop is FREE.  Notebooks for recording your research will be available to all registrants. Registration is limited to 20 participants.

Please call the Champaign County Historical Archives at 217-367-4025, stop by to register, or fill out the registration form.


More Local History & Genealogy workshops and events are being planned. Keep up-to-date by signing up for e-notification of events. 


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