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The Roscoe Township Historical Society is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is the study, preservation and dissemination of Roscoe Township history. 


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and tax-deductible to the extent provided 

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About Us

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Our Founder - Robert J. Cross

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Events

Get involved! Join us at one of our events. 

December 13, 2018

A Celebration of Christmas Past

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Louie's Tap House - 5689 Elevator Road, Roscoe, Illinois 61073

Event Details

December 13, 2018

A Celebration of Christmas Past

Join us as we celebrate Roscoe Township's decision to purchase the Robert J. Cross property. This will allow the Roscoe Township Historical Society to contribute to our future as a township community by honoring our past. Networking and fundraising for the Roscoe Township Historical Society. Heavy appetizers will be served with a cash bar.

Many thanks to Forest City Gear for sponsoring the event.


Further info may be found in the Facebook event. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/2204128576536662/?ti=as

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Louie's Tap House - 5689 Elevator Road, Roscoe, Illinois 61073

September 14, 2019

Inaugural Cemetery Walk

1pm - 4:30pm

Roscoe Cemetery

Event Details

September 14, 2019

Inaugural Cemetery Walk

 

On Saturday, September 14, 2019 the Roscoe Township Historical Society will host a guided tour of gravesites at the Roscoe Cemetery (corner of Harrison St. and 6th Street in Roscoe). The first walk will jump off at 1 p.m.; the walk will be repeated for the same gravesites at 3 p.m. Both walks will last approximately 1.5 hours.


While the terrain is flat, there are undulations in the turf. Audience members are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear for walking a quarter mile total on uneven grass.


This year's walk will feature the stories and sacrifices of those who settled Roscoe between 1835 and 1842, the founding families of Cross, Lovesee, Richardson, Jenks, Ransom, McAffee, Thompson, Ilsley, Tuttle and Leland. At each stop, modern day story tellers will personify early settlers, revealing their interconnectedness, exposing their rugged lives, sharing stories of prosperity, failure and tragedy as they built their lives on the prairie of northern Illinois. No admission is required but free-will donations will be gratefully accepted and appreciated. You can contact the Society at roscoetownshiphistory@gmail.com.

1pm - 4:30pm

Roscoe Cemetery