Tag: Museum

  • Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site

    Tour the home of the United States 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant! On Aug. 18, 1865, Galena celebrated the return of its Civil War hero Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Following a jubilant procession with much flag waving and speeches, a group of Galena citizens presented the General with a handsomely furnished house on Read more [...]

  • Elizabeth History Museum

    Local history exhibits on lead mining; the Apple River Fort; Elizabeth businesses, schools, and veterans. Open on weekends May – October; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Group Tour/Motorcoach Group Capacity: 45 People Group Reservations Required Open Year-Round for Groups by Appointment

  • Hanover Historical Society

    The museum provides an in-depth look at items related to the history of the village of Hanover. New in 2016! The Larry Bell, Jr. Collection featuring 1,000 Native American artifacts collected over 45 years, 70% which were found at the Wapello Site south of Hanover. Located inside the Hanover Park Read more [...]

  • 1876 Banwarth House & Museum

    Step back in time to 1876, when U.S. Grant was president and Queen Victoria ruled the British Empire. Enjoy an informative 40-minute guided tour of the Banwarth family home and experience what everyday life was like during America’s centennial year. The original home was built in 1868 and stood a Read more [...]

  • Woodbine Glass Museum & Gift Shop

    The glass museum displays 4,020 pieces of hand blown glass, including contemporary and antique works from all countries. Video shows glass blowing. Gift shop. Group Tour Capacity: 20 People Group Tour Length: 45 Minutes Group Reservations Required Group Rates Available Wheelchair Accessible

  • Chicago Great Western Railway Depot Museum

    The Depot museum is located in a former Chicago Great Western Railway station and focuses on the railroads of Northwest Illinois. Thousands of railroad artifacts are displayed in the museum’s collection. Step inside a full-size Milwaukee Road caboose. Numerous N-scale, HO-scale and G-scale model railroads operate inside the museum. Open Read more [...]

  • Stockton Heritage Museum

    The Stockton Heritage Museum is a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to collect and preserve the oral, written, and pictorial memoirs and data of the past, relating to Stockton and Northwestern Illinois; to assemble and display artifacts that provide a window into Stockton’s past; to encourage and aid individuals interest in Read more [...]

  • The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design

    This satellite facility of an international museum features contemporary art, architecture and photography from around the world. The Historic Fulton Brewery building in Galena house the Center for Administration and Historic Preservation and Historic Urban Research. Open seasonally Friday – Sunday