William F. “Bill” Kemp has served as Librarian/Archivist for the McLean County Museum of History since 2003. In December 2005, he began penning a local history column published in each Sunday’s Pantagraph.  This “Page from Our Past” column quickly gained popularity and garnered attention for the Museum.  The well-researched and vividly drawn essays not only illuminate the past but often link to current events. 

This collection includes Kemp’s essays and articles on McLean County and Illinois history.