Wauconda Township Historical Society’s purpose is the preservation of the history and genealogy of Wauconda Township in Lake County, Illinois. 

     Wauconda Township, located in the southwestern corner of Lake County,  includes the communities of Wauconda, Volo,  Lakemoor, Port Barrington,  Lake Barrington and the eastern portion of Island Lake, Illinois.  Together in partnership, Wauconda Township maintains and leases the Andrew C. Cook House in Wauconda, while the Historical Society offers programs and events funded only by dues and donations.  

The house is open from May through December annually.

Latest News

July 20, 2021: Added a new Five-Minute History, Sorensen’s Grocery and More, by Betty Lusk Hughes (she lived in the Cook House and is a descendent of the Cook Family!)

5-29-21 Huge Newspaper Upload: We just uploaded all Wauconda Leaders from the 1960s decade. Visit the Archive!