Meetings are held
5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday
of each month at
192 W. Third Street, Manteno.
Due to the Corona Virus experienced this year, we apologize for the obvious cancellation of the 2020 Heritage Banquet necessary for the protection of all.
We are rescheduling the next Heritage Banquet for April 11th, 17th or 24th of 2021 when Jerry Pearce and Tim Nugent will be honored as the Citizens of the Year and Ken Klipp will receive the Lucille Thies Personal Achievement Award at the Manteno Sportsmen’s Club.
We will announce the confirmed date in the future and ask your patience and understanding through this difficult and historic period.
On April 14th of 2019, the 31st Manteno Historical Society Annual Heritage Banquet was held at the Manteno United Methodist Church. Each year the Society honors the Manteno Citizens of the Year and 100-Year-Old historic structures at this event. Since 2012, the Lucielle Thies Personal Achievement Award has been added to acknowledge Manteno/Rockville residents who have made great achievements beyond their hometown upbringing.
Cody McCullough will be providing an interesting program on World War I and World War II with a PowerPoint presentation in live dress at the Manteno-Rockville Museum on Saturday, September 26th from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. Although the 2020 Manteno Oktoberfest is cancelled, we will plan to proceed with this program with social distancing guidelines and face masks. Please call 815-933-2055 to confirm the program will be on schedule.
Pending any further safety precautions, George Godfrey will be honoring the Manteno Historical Society with a presentation on his Native American ancestors at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the Manteno-Rockville Museum.
Mr. Godfrey is a descendent of Watchekee, the namesake of the City of Watseka, Illinois. A Citizen Potawatomi, he lived his childhood on the Potawatomi, Sisseton-Whapeton Sioux, Hopi, Omaha and Winnebago reservations. He has written five books and is the President of the Potawatomi Trail of Death Association.
Please call 815-933-2055 to confirm the program will be on schedule during this time of uncertainty.
Social distancing guidelines with face masks will be practiced.