Mission & Vision

The mission of the Adelmann Collection is to serve as a regional history information resource for states and communities throughout the Midwest; and in particular to encourage the appreciation, study, and understanding of the history of the Illinois & Michigan Canal and the development of its surrounding communities. To fulfill this mission, the Collection assembles, organizes, preserves, and makes available research materials relating to the history of the I&M Canal and the social and economic development of communities along it. In addition it supports presentations, publications, and local exhibits relating to the area.