Welcome to the Graham Historical 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.
Graham Historic House Receives Illinois Main Street Award
Janine Gubbins Loftus, Executive Director of Main Street Momence accepted the Illinois Main Street Award for Outstanding Design for Momence late last month in Carbondale, Illinois during the annual Illinois Main Street State Conference. This award was one of two presented to Main Street Momence. Ms. Gubbins Loftus is shown with Cory Jobe, the newly appointed State Director for the Illinois Office of Tourism. Janine and Nancy Liberty Porter nominated the Graham Historic House & Museum as an outstanding building restoration project. (For more details read the award nomination)
Kevin Van Drunen & Nancy Liberty Porter are shown at the Van Drunen Farms Headquarters in Momence. Van Drunen Farms funded nearly 4/5 of the restoration costs for the Graham Historic House & Museum which won the Illinois Main Street Award for Design and Preservation late last month in Carbondale, Illinois. The Graham House was also recognized last year as they took home Main Street Momence's most coveted prize the "Les Du Montelle" Award for Excellence for Downtown Building Restoration. Nancy volunteered hundreds of hours as she oversaw the complete interior and exterior restoration of the 1869 modest Victorian home and Kevin ensured the only the best contractors and materials were used during the process.