Friends of the Old Courthouse

XmasLogoThe Old McHenry County Courthouse, built in 1857, is one of the oldest buildings on the historic Woodstock Square and together with the Sheriff’s House are among the Square’s most prominent features. Our mission is to preserve these historically significant buildings so they can become cultural and economic drivers for the City of Woodstock and McHenry County for generations to come.

Buy our local photography book!


Nearly 70 photographers throughout McHenry County participated in our special fundraising project, capturing the warm and exciting moments that make up a typical week in McHenry County. This high quality timeless book is hard-cover, 14” x 11”, and features 100 pages of images that reflect the people, animals, landscapes and businesses across our beautiful county—a treasured keepsake, a thoughtful gift, a great incentive or reward, and an attractive and welcoming addition to reception areas, libraries and educational facilities.