Waterman Area Heritage Society Museum is at 180 West Lincoln Highway, Waterman, Illinois 60556 Phone: 815-264-3461
Museum Hours are Saturday 1-3PM or by calling 815-264-7717 for an appointment.
Exhibits A model replica of the Battleship Parade Float of the 1930’s , the USS Illinois and other memorabilia from the Eakle Family of Waterman on loan from the Joey Eakle Clark family. This model was built to scale by Joey’s husband, Jack Clark, in memory of her family. When Joey passed in 2009, the family loaned it to the Waterman Museum for display where it feels right at home.
A display and memorabilia of former Waterman graduate, Clayton Kirkpatrick, Jr., former Editor of the Chicago Tribune.Most of the original equipment from John Kitner’s Barber Shop including chair, counters and mirror, cash register, as well as many posters.
Jack Smiley’s uniform and other items from his days at University of Illinois “Whiz Kid” and professional basketball player.
Memorabilia of Duane Swanson, a member of the U.S. Gold Medal Olympic Basketball team in Berlin in 1936.
There is also an area reserved for items from the DeKalb Ag., whose first production plant was in Waterman.
Phones – We are the only museum in DeKalb County with a telephone display of this magnitude. Phones and artifacts from the early 1900’s to present day. Bill Hinkstan Telephone Pioneer Club and other Waterman area people have donated phones and other telephone related items.
We have the ‘Coverlet’, a flax-spun blanket made in 1830, by Olive Parkhurst Wilcox, mother of Cynthia Wilcox Greeley, and grandmother to Rose Greeley Phelps.
Our display cases were partially funded by the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the Village of Waterman received a grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation for economic development. The purpose of the Community Economic Development Grant Program is to provide financial support for economic planning and implement projects that support local economic growth. The Village of Waterman also received a donation from Resource Bank for planning and implementing economic development. The Village of Waterman thanks both DCCF and Resource Bank.
For the convenience of all Waterman residents, a 24/7 365-day brush dumpster is located at the 215 W. Adams parking lot. For large quantities of brush, call Village Hall 815-264-3652 for disposal arrangements. YARD WASTE ONLY please! Those dumping trash will be fined. NO BURNING IS ALLOWED!
Saturday, May 4 & Saturday, September 7
at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport,
located at 3232 Pleasant St. DeKalb, IL 601 15
from 9am to 12 pm.
These events are available to DeKalb County residents,
proof of address is required.
Residents within the city limits of DeKalb are
encouraged to utilize the E-Waste Collection services by
Lake Shore Recycling Systems while Sycamore, Genoa,
and Kirkland residents are encouraged to utilize the At
Your Door Service by Waste Management.
Contact Lake Shore Recycling Systems at 815-770-7550,
DeKalb@LRSrecycles.com and Waste Management at
1-800-449-7587, AtYourDoor@WM.com or visit WMatYourDoor.com to schedule your pickup.
For the convenience of all Waterman residents, a 24/7 365-day brush dumpster is located at the 215 W. Adams parking lot. For large quantities of brush, call Village Hall 815-264-3652 for disposal arrangements. YARD WASTE ONLY please. NO BURNING IS ALLOWED! LRS DC Trash will NOT pick up yard waste.
On March 18, 2019 the Waterman Community Chest gathered at the Clinton Township Community Building to hand out donations to several groups! Some of the groups were American Legion Auxiliary, Ben Gordon Center, CASA Youth Advocacy, DeKalb County Nursing Home Activity Fund, Family Service Agency, Hinckley Area Food Pantry, Hope Haven, Indian Creek Education Foundation, Indian Creek Recreation, Waterman Lion’s Club, Muingan Park- Waterman Enhancement Group, N.I.C.E. Center in Lee, Open Door Rehab Center in Sandwich, Open Hands Preschool, Waterman, Opportunity House in Sycamore, Safe Passage, UMPEC (United Methodist Presbyterian Emergency Care), UNC (United Neighborhood Center), Voluntary Action Center, Waterman Area Heritage Society and Waterman Summer Recreation.
Waterman Community Chest would like to thank everyone who helped them make the donation night a success! It is through each person’s generosity that the quality of life is improved for all generations of people in our area!