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Union Depot Railroad Museum

The Mendota Museum & Historical Society's Mission is to promote the preservation of the history of Mendota, its railroads and recognizing agricultural heritage through three museums, the Breaking the Prairie Museum, the Hume-Carnegie Museum, and the Union Depot Railroad Museum.

Mendota, IL Railroad History

Civil War Cannon

The Brass Naval War Cannon is a US Navy-3 inch howitzer mounted on a naval field carriage. This weapon was introduced to service in 1876

Prophetstown, IL Artifacts

Jane Addams Burial Site

Jane Addams, born and raised in Cedarville, was an internationally famous humanitarian and social work pioneer. She founded Chicago'

Cedarville, IL Cemeteries

Lindo Theater

This historic movie theater built in 1922 features first-run movies daily on six screens. The Lindo Theatre, designed by world famous Chicago architects and brothers, C.W. Rapp and George L. Rapp, opened on April 17, 1922. John Dittman, owner of several other Freeport theatres, constructed it.

Freeport, IL Historic Theatres

Corrigan Store - Lyon Farm Museum Complex

William Corrigan established an independent store known as Corrigan & Sons which operated in Plattville, Illinois from 1919 until the late 1950's. The store carried a general merchandise line, including Oliver farm machinery and agricultural implements.

Yorkville, IL Museums

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home

The Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home is restored to the 1920

Dixon, IL Famous Homes

Kankakee Model Railroad Club and Museum

Displays of running model trains and memorabilia. See large running model train displays and railroad memorabilia within Kankakee's restored train depot. Features a scale model of Kankakee and its trains as they looked in the 1950's. A life-size, 1947

Kankakee, IL Railroad History

Field Of Honor Veterans Memorial

Just north of city hall stands the Field Of Honor Veterans memorial consisting of five vertical limestone columns and eight bronze statues before a series of 40 American flags. Conceived by Arthur Anderson as a memorial to honor veterans who served in the five wars of the 20

Loves Park, IL Memorials

Opera House of Woodstock

Built before 1900 in a style called Steamboat Gothic, the opera house hosts musicals, dramas, dance and touring groups. Erected in 1889, the Opera House was designed and constructed by Elgin based architect Smith Hoag at a cost of $25,000

Woodstock, IL Opera Houses


Galena/Jo Daviess County History Museum

Housed in the 1858 Daniel A. Barrows mansion where much of the home's original detail still exists, the museum exhibits include Civil War, mining, steamboating, clothing, geology, dolls, toys. Original 1830

Galena, IL Museums

Midwest Museum of Natural History

The MMNH Mission is to inspire an appreciation for the great diversity of the natural environment & human culture through education and recreation, and it's vision is to be a world class destination for guests and the ultimate environmental and cultural resource for educators and the community.

Sycamore, IL Museums

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