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The Wauconda Township Historical Society exists for the study and preservation of the history and, to a lesser extent, the genealogy of the township of Wauconda Township, in Lake County, Illinois. Wauconda Township was settled in the late 1830s by several related families from Vermont. It was formally organized in 1849. It forms the southwestern corner of Lake County and includes the communities of Wauconda, Volo, Lakemoor, Port Barrington, Lake Barrington, and the eastern portion of Island Lake, Illinois. 

The primary purpose of the WTHS is the preservation of the Andrew C. Cook House, but we also seek to educate residents and interested visitors about the rich history of this township. We do this by means of several presentations each year, some at the Cook House and some at other locations, and by making the artifacts, documents, etc., in our possession available to researchers by appointment. Historical or genealogical research can be undertaken by request: contact Lynn McAlister or Julie DeReu at the Wauconda Area Library (847.526.6225).

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The current officers are:

Pat Oaks, President

Chuck Black, Vice President

Cindy Graff, Acting Secretary
Roberta Francisco, Treasurer

Lynn McAlister, Library Liaison


Board of Directors:

Cindy Bilisko

Monica Knigge

Steve Pedersen