Abe Is Art in the Kankakee County Historical Museum
PHOTO CREDIT: Todd Bennett
There are plenty of busts of President Abraham Lincoln, but the ones created by master artist George Grey Barnard are considered among the best. You can see them in the Kankakee County Historical Museum.
Barnard was an active artist between 1894 and 1936 and spent a portion of his early life in Kankakee.
The museum also features the actual rustic boyhood home of Lennington Small – Illinois governor from 1921-1929.
In addition, the museum features permanent exhibits, temporary galleries, display cases and photographs.
The main gallery focuses on the history of Kankakee County from 1836 until 1950 and includes Civil War artifacts and models of steamboats that once traversed the Kankakee River.