Gleanings from "The Kinmundy Express"

Newspaper gleanings from our Hometown Newspaper

(Oct. 1904 - 1959)


"The Kinmundy Express"

(1914-2005) is now on!



Photos &  Plats of local Cemeteries



Photos & Histories of churches in Alma, Foster, Kinmundy, Meacham, & Omega townships



Historical Photos of area Businesses, Residences, Fires, Railroad & Depots, Parks & Lakes, plus Histories our area Towns & Townships



Photos of Families, Clubs/Organizations,   Soldiers & Veterans, Kinmundy Centennial & Sesquicentennial, Homecoming & Parades, Farming, Bob Ford portraits from the 1960s-70s



Area Neighbors write about Growing Up and Living in the Kinmundy-Alma area



Photos & Histories of Kinmundy & Alma area schools including complete yearbook listings and pictures from the one-room schoolhouses




All about Kinmundy's own Pioneer Village, this includes historical articles and photos



Links to other Kinmundy-Alma area websites



Take a look at all we've got in store and available for purchase.

There is only one place you can purchase these KINMUNDY Souvenirs, and that's from the Kinmundy Historical Society!  Check out these wonderful historic items!

2007 Sesquicentennial Cookbook



Now available in a second printing... our very popular Kinmundy cookbook with lots of great recipes from our hometown! 

Measures a 9 ¼" x 7 ¾", and includes 318 pages of local recipes in a convenient 3-ring binder cookbook.

$18.00 (plus shipping)



1957 Centennial Yearbook (reprint)      


This book is full of valuable Kinmundy History and photos!

(measures 8½" x 11") 

$10.00, plus shipping

2007 Sesquicentennial Yearbook


"150 Years of Community"

48 pages continuing from where the 1957 Centennial Yearbook left off with many color pictures and history updates!

(measures 8½" x 11") 

$20.00, plus shipping

Historic Kinmundy Watertower Crock


Beautiful stone crock featuring Kinmundy's most recognized landmarks!

$30.00 (2 qt.)

$40.00 (1 gal)

$50.00 (2 gal)

(plus shipping)

Crock featuring Pioneer Village


Stone crock featuring one of Kinmundy's authenic cabins at historic "Pioneer Village"!

$15.00 (1 qt.)

$30.00 (2 qt.)

$40.00 (1 gal)

$50.00 (2 gal)

(plus shipping)


2009 Christmas Ornament


2009 Christmas Ornament

Custom hand-painted of Ingram's Log Cabin Village

(Measures 3½" in diameter)

$15.00 (plus shipping)

(stand for ornaments $2.00)

2008 Christmas Ornament


2008 Christmas Ornament 

Custom hand-painted of the Kinmundy C. & E.I. Depot

Measures 3½" in diameter

$15.00  (plus shipping)

(stand for ornaments $2.00)

2007 Christmas Ornament


2007 Christmas Ornament 

Custom hand-painted of the Kinmundy watertower & train

(Measures 3½" in diameter)

$15.00 (plus shipping)

(stand for ornaments $2.00)

2009 Calendar 


2009 Calendar 

Featuring 13 full sized 8 " x 10" photographs of people of Kinmundy from yesteryear and today.

$7.00 (plus shipping)

2008 Calendar


2008 Calendar

13 full sized 8" x 10" photographs of Kinmundy's 1957 Centennial celebration

$5.00 (plus shipping)

2007 Calendar



2007 Calendar

Featuring 13 pages of photographs of historical houses of Kinmundy

$3.00 (plus shipping)

Postcards (with historical C. & E.I. depot) 4 for $1.00, plus shipping
Button 50 cents, plus shipping
Sweatshirt (XXL & XXXLonly) $7.50, plus shipping
Children's T-Shirts (size 6-8) $5.00, plus shipping

For ordering information or questions, please contact: 

Jeanette Hoeinghaus, 300 East 5th Street Kinmundy IL 62854

(618) 547-3771

(Make checks payable to Kinmundy Historical Society)

Corrections for 150 Years of Community

Page 15 –  Doolen Café 1950 – Fourth person instead of  Martha Tredway (Phillips) it should be  Marilyn Slane (Rinkel)

Page 22 – Kinmundy Care 2007 – Back Row instead of Pat Estes it should be Patty Burge

Page 39 – Charter Members of Kinmundy American Legion Auxiliary 519 – Front Row second person instead of Maxine (Mahon) Pruett it should be Irene Hanna Chance [First marriage was to Don Hanna who was killed in WWII.  She was then married to Harold Chance]

Other local history related events of interest:

2006 Kinmundy Labor Day festivities photo album

We have had a lot of fun! See some pictures here.

Ingram's Pioneer Log Cabin Village is a wonderful local historical museum and site, with interpreters and demonstrations, as well as an amazing collection of historic pioneer homes.

Directions and map

Watch this space for history and genealogy related workshops, school presentations and mini-events planned by individual members of the Society to benefit the community.

Questions or Suggestions about this website?  

Please contact Dolores Ford Mobley


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