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Andover Historical Museum & Grounds


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The home of August Rehnstrom was built in 1861 by Eric Berglof and became a temporary haven for Swedish immigrants in the 1860's. On the lawn is a bell from the first two-story school, millstones from the historic Edwards River Mill, and the first post office in Henry County, Illinois in May of 1837.


Admission: Donations appreciated
Hours: Open daily to public by chance or appointment
Address: Locust St.
Phone: 309-476-8228

Come visit us in Andover, Illinois

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Jenny Lind Chapel

As the first community in Henry County, Andover's quaint chapel was endowed by the world famous opera singer Jenny Lind. Built in 1850, this chapel is the "Mother Church"

Andover, IL Historic Churches

American Woman's League Chapter House

Built in 1911 and listed in the National Register of Historic Sites

Andover, IL Historic Homes

Andover Historical Museum & Grounds

The home of August Rehnstrom was built in 1861 by Eric Berglof and became a temporary haven for Swedish immigrants in the 1860's. On the lawn is a bell from the first two-story school, millstones from the historic Edwards River Mill, and the first post office in Henry County, Illinois in May of 1837

Andover, IL Museums

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