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.

 

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Check out our new "History and Genealogy Resources" page

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

Heritage Day
Saturday, June 13th 12:30-4pm

1920's exhibit poster

OPENING DAY FOR OUR NEXT EXHIBIT - CELEBRATING 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

 

The Graham House is currently closed for the winter.
Our theme for 2020 is Celebrating the 1920's, as represented by these hometown ladies.
We look forward to an all-new 1920's exhibit by Selle-Agner.

Momence ladies from the 1920's

Photo courtesy of Nancy Porter
Left to right: Florence Chandler, Bernice Martin, Gertrude Shrontz, Elsie Gilbert, and Jane Sergeant.