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 at 847.526.6225 (ext. 237) or Julie DeReu at 847.526.6225 (ext. 221).
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The current officers are:
Pat Oaks, Wauconda Township, director
Lynn McAlister, President / library liaison
Judy Eschenbach, Vice President
Roberta Francisco, Treasurer
Dale Buttolph, Secretary
Board members are:
Cindy Bilisko, Township Liaison