Graham House sign


Love Momence History?

Look through this website to discover everything from Momence's earliest residents to Momence High School yearbooks. Visit the Graham House for period displays throughout. Be sure to stop by during Momence events and festivals.

1869 U.S. flag at dusk

The 1869 Flag

This 37-star U.S. flag was raised here on Heritage Day, 2019, to celebrate the Graham House's 150th Anniversary.

1880 map of Momence

Get your 1880 Momence Map

The maps are available for purchase at Off the Vine (121 E. Washington St.) and City Hall (105 W. Washington St.) for $25 each. All proceeds benefit the Graham House.

Who We Are

Welcome to the Graham Historic House

Original Graham House

The Graham Historical House, located at 117 N. Dixie Highway, is a special attraction to residents and visitors who appreciate the preservation of our community's past. Please take some time to peruse this site for Graham House information, as well as collections of Momence history that you won't find anywhere else in one place!

Check out the Renovations page for photographs of all of the amazing work that has been done to the house.

What We Do

Upcoming Events

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions and the cancellation of most Momence events, the Graham Historic House will remain closed until 2021. Check back with us for the announcement of the opening of our next exhibit which will feature the 1920's.

What People Are Saying

From our Guestbook

  • "Loved looking at the photos.....grew up early childhood till 13, in what was referred to as the Chatfield house on Locust street....Momence has always had a very special place in my heart......including Momence High School.....very happy that the town is being treated like the treasure it is......"

    Janet Lieberman Magdovitz
  • "Great site for bringing back memories!!!"

    Maynard Christjansen
  • "Many happy memories of my childhood there."

    Grant H. DeNormandie



Check out our new "History and Genealogy Resources" page

History and Genealogy Resource page