top of page

Visit our


Research Room

The museum maintains an onsite research room that contains a variety of historical resources including: 


  • Champaign-Urbana City Directories 

  • Yearbooks 

  • Historical Maps

  • Ephemera Files

  • People and Family Files 

  • Historical Photographs 


We also encourage researchers to visit the Champaign County Historical Archives at The Urbana Free Library. The Archives maintains a research-level collection on the history and genealogy of Champaign County and its residents.  The collection is open to the public for research without an appointment. 


Champaign County Historical Archives

210 West Green Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801 

Phone: 217-367-4025

Visiting the Research Room

Advance reservations are highly encouraged and walk-in visits may be denied based on staffing levels.  The Research Room is open during regular hours however, we ask that research projects conclude 30 minutes prior to closing time to allow staff to close out the room and put materials away.  

To reserve a time to utilize our resources in our archives and library please email our Museum Manager at

bottom of page