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Lockport Area Genealogical
& Historical Society

Preserving the past is our 'present' to the future!

Thank you for visiting LAGHS

Our site is dedicated to preserving the history of our great town, Lockport, Illinois, so that future generations can enjoy our heritage as we have. Here you can find historical documents and pictures relating to Lockport's rich history.

Early view of canal in Lockport Il.
View of lock number one in lockport il.view of grain building in lockport il.

Reserve Now For Annual Dinner

Joseph Geringer, Author & Lecturer,



Chicago’s Frontier Genesis


In this astounding 60-minute presentation, powerful as a blast of a flintlock musket, historian Joseph Geringer details the passion and perils encountered by the city's first settlers.  It's a tale muzzle-loaded with adventure....and YOU are there.  Be swept back to the Windy City when that wind whirled across open Illinois prairies, when wigwams neighbored log cabins, and war threatened to erase America's dream of westward expansion.


Place: Prairie Bluff Golf Club

Date & Time: Friday June 23   6:00 pm $35 per person includes choice of Chicken Marsala or Pot Roast


See May 2017 newsletter or e-mail for more information.  Reservation deadline June 2.