Hancock County Historical Society

The Historical Society is a great resource for anyone researching the history of Hancock County. Their dedicated volunteers can track down marriages, deaths, births, deeds, and other important family history for you. Housed in the Kibbe Museum (just across the street to the south from the Old Jail), they welcome walk-ins.




306 Walnut
Carthage, IL  62321

Upcoming Events


May 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

New Works Concert

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bobbo Fest

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


  • Kibbe Museum Roof

    The City of Carthage will be taking bids for roof replacement on the Kibbe Museum. Bid specifications can be picked up at City Hall by prospective bidders. Bids for this project need to be delivered to the City Hall by March 29th at 4:00pm.