The purposes of the KVHS are set forth in its Articles of Incorporation on file with the Indiana Secretary of State. The KVHS will encourage an ongoing dialog and association with persons having an interest in the past and future of the Kankakee Valley Area. The Society will promote an interest in the rich, diverse history and cultures of the Kankakee Valley Area through educational programs, speakers, interactive activities, displays of memorabilia, artifacts and ongoing research. The Society will continue to collect and preserve visual and oral records of the Kankakee Valley Area. It will interact with existing programs and groups in an effort to tie in the importance of the history of the Kankakee Valley Area to Indiana as a whole.