Welcome to the Elgin Area Memories page. We hope that you will explore our many interesting items such as the historic WatchWord magazines, videos from our local veterans, photos of a devastating tornado in 1920 and postcards from another era.  

The Gail Borden Public Library archives, the Elgin History Museum and local organizations and partners have contributed to build this local history page.  Our collections are always expanding, so please check back often and enjoy these Elgin Area Memories

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Many of the recordings archived here came about through the efforts of the national nonprofit StoryCorps organization. StoryCorps' mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share,...
elgin-historical-society Originating in France, the Art Deco movement became popular across the United States throughout the 20's and 30's. Here in Elgin, this enduring style can still be enjoyed today.  A collaboration between the Elgin...

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