historical society museum
The Cook County Historical Society has grown and, through newsletters and museum holdings, continues to preserve the local history of our area and beyond. Membership is encourage and is only $35 a year. Monthly meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday usually at the Museum. There is a convenient entrance from the rear of building on the ramp.
This beautiful old church was in use by the Adel Primitive Baptists from 1913-1983 until they donated the building to the Cook County Historical Society, which raised money to repair and renovate this early 1900s structure.
Bernie Whitehurst and the Cook County Historical Society Building Committee supervised inside and outside restorations. John O’Connor painted the Cook County Historical Society sign to the right.