Research is an important aspect of the Empire Township Historical Museum. Volunteers continually research aspects of the township’s history in an effort to add more to the museum’s digital archive. There are also scrapbooks available for browsing. Museum volunteers are ready to help you with your research – whether you are a student, have ties to LeRoy or want to learn more about local history. Our digital archive contains photographs, newspaper clippings, personal stories and memories and histories which have been written down through the years. The museum board also encourages others to share their information with the museum so it can be added to the archives to share with others. To request information use the contribute tab on this website and tell us what you are researching. This tab can also be used to add information to the museum’s archive.

The museum has a scanner, printer and copier available. Some information is available to check out.

To make a research request use the website, email the museum at or stop in at the museum on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. Appointments can be made for other times.

We are looking for:

• For the LeRoy Christmas Museum – Any photos, stories, etc. about Christmas in LeRoy from the 70’s and earlier.

• Any information and especially pictures and memories of LeRoy’s Turkey Trot days.

• Pictures of Dale Webb and information and pictures of Webb’s Men’s Store.

• Pictures, stories and memories of LeRoy’s major weather events (blizzards, flooding, tornados)

For those that are looking for Genealogy please check the J.T. & E.J. Crumbaugh Memorial Library they have a great genealogy section

P.O. Box 102, LeRoy, IL 61752 • 309-468-8409 • Legal
405 East Center Street, Le Roy, Illinois 61752 East Side of Library Ground Level

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