Upcoming Events

at Leibrand-Whiteis Historical Center

Featured event:
Steam Threshing Festival
August 2 – August 4


The Leibrand-Whiteis Historical Center is a compilation of decades of history collected and researched in several formats.  The library has been the life work and passion of two of the Winnebago Historical Societies most dedicated board members and the namesakes of the Historical Center, Ruth Leibrand and Carol Whiteis.

If you or your family has an interest in learning more about your family history or our local history, come to the Leibrand-Whiteis Historical Center and find a wealth of interesting information all in one amazing location!

Leibrand-Whiteis Historical Center

If you are reading this, somewhere in the present or past you have been a part of the community of Forest City or surrounding areas. That means somewhere, sometimes you, your family, or friends made the Forest City Summit.  The Winnebago Historical Society was proud to be able to work together with the help of our amazing supporters to be able to provide our patrons with access to the Forest City Summit newspapers in digital form from years 1871-2018.