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Aukiki Historical River Walk

     The Kankakee Valley Historical Society is excited to offer a new activity! The Aukiki River Walk guided tour.       This unique, experiential and family friendly activity is meant to raise awareness about the significance of the Kankakee River marsh, garner new members and help raise funds for our Collier Lodge restoration.  …

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Haunted Baums Bridge Ghost Story, Kouts Indiana

by John P. Hodson, Kankakee Valley Historical Society Believe in Ghosts? Like to read a good ghost story? Well, gather around and here’s a whopper of a Baum’s Bridge ghost story! William Ormond Wallace had a column in the Valparaiso Vidette Messages titled “The Stroller.” Wallace wrote over 700 Stroller articles until his retirement in…

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The Gardens at the Historic Collier Lodge, Kankakee

Fall is here and the farmers are busy bringing in their crops. Kankakee Historical Society volunteers Cindy Deardorff and Judy Judge have been harvesting and gathering seeds from the Collier Lodge gardens too. The three sister’s garden and native plant medicine wheel garden did fairly well considering the hot dry summer we had. Cindy and…

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Best Animals to Have on Your Hobby Farm

Best Animals to Have on Your Hobby Farm

Hobby farms are great ways to produce your own food, make a little extra cash, and spend more time outdoors with some of nature’s greatest creatures. One of the best parts of owning a hobby farm is that you don’t have to rely on it as your sole source of income. This means you’re free…

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Native Garden & Medicinal Garden Growing

     This is the third year of our Kankakee Valley Historical Society Native Gardens project. Cindy Deardorff and Judy Judge are core of our Native Gardens committee. Last week Cindy and Judy began planting of the Three Sisters garden. A Native American Three Sisters Vegetable Garden consists of corn, squash, and beans.    …

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Aukiki Historical River Walk

     The Kankakee Valley Historical Society is excited to offer a new activity! The Aukiki River Walk guided tour. The tour is set for Saturday, October 2nd at 10 AM        This unique, experiential and family friendly activity is meant to raise awareness about the significance of the Kankakee River marsh, garner new…

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