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Plainfield Historical Society
23836 W Main St, Plainfield, IL 60544
The Plainfield Historical Society is located in an old grain elevator office on Route 126. The society was founded inMore 1976, on the Bicentennial. Some exhibits at the museum include a history of downtown Plainfield, a replica of Ft. Beggs, a look at local churches, and photos of WWI and the Civil War. The museum was recently renovated and there are gifts for sale.
The Herald-News
13543 U.S. 30, Plainfield, IL 60544
The Herald-News has a long history of serving news to Joliet and its surrounding towns, including Plainfield, and itsMore roots date back to 1839. These days, the paper covers news, business, sports and features for two dozen towns -- going as far north as Bolingbrook and as far west as Morris. The newsroom is located in the Fox Valley Press building in Plainfield. Its advertising office is in Joliet.
Settlers' Park
24403 W Lockport St, Plainfield, IL 60544
Settlers' Park is a 20-plus-acre park located just south of Plainfield Village Hall. It features the Richard A. RockMore Amphitheater, a history walk, a restored war monument, lake, open space, picnic shelter, playground/tot lot, and walking trails. In the summer, the village holds outdoor concerts and movies, and the amphitheater can be rented for private parties.