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Kankakee County Historical Museum
801 S 8th Ave
Kankakee, IL 60901-4744
Kankakee, Region: 2
Tu-F 10-4pm, Sa-Su 1-4pm. (Closed Sundays January - April)
$3 Adults, $2 Students / Seniors.
Nine exhibit galleries and two historic structures; archival, artifact, and photo collections; annual Rhubarb Festival; annual gallery of trees Christmas exhibit.
Connie Licon, Ex Director
815/932-5279
815/932-5204
kankakeecountymuseum@gmail.com
http://www.kankakeecountymuseum.com

Kendall County Historical Society
PO Box 123
Yorkville, IL 60560-0123
Kendall, Region: 4
Special events or by appt.
History of Kendall County area, one-room schoolhouse, town hall, depot, caboose, country store, fire station, two barns, and an exhibit building. Also operates Chapel on the Green Museum, Archives, and Library.
Jack or Cathy Jenkins
http://www.kchs.us

Kenilworth Historical Society
415 Kenilowrth Ave
Kenilworth, IL 60043
Cook, Region: 5
M 9-4:30pm, Th 9-12pm and by appt. Free.
Local history and architecture; children's museum; library.
Melinda Kwedar, Curator
847/251-2565
847/251-2565
kenilworthhistory@earthlink.net
http://www.kenilworthhistory.org

Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum
308 Walnut
Carthage, IL 62321
Hancock, Region: 3
M, W, F, Sa, Su 1-4pm.
Historical displays of life in Hancock County, Native Americans, pioneers, agriculture, domestics, natural history in dioramas, fossils, minerals, geodes.
President
217/357-3119

Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society
622 Park Ave
Genoa, IL 60135
DeKalb, Region: 4
2nd Su of month 2-4pm, W 1-4pm.
Donations welcome.
Local artifacts, genealogy, Leich Electric Telephones and history. 1882 Depot, 1902 Water Works building, caboose.
Sandy Lyon, President
815/784-5559
815/784-5559
Sandy131@aol.com

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
2701 Clifton Ave
Rockford, IL 61102
Winnebago, Region: 4
Meml Day-Labor Day: 9-8pm; Labor Day-Meml Day 9-4pm.
Over 150 acres of magnificient trees and plants. Explore this living museum every season: majestic colors of fall, hundreds of blooming crabapples in spring, butterfuly garden in summer, and snow-covered evergreens in winter. Paved walking paths, children’s garden, koi pond, and much more.
Steven Courtney, Director
815/965-8146
815/965-5914
info@klehm.org
http://www.klehm.org/

Kline Creek Farm
PO Box 5000
Wheaton, IL 60189-5000
DuPage, Region: 5
Th-M 9-5pm. Free.
A recreation of an 1890s farm complete with livestock, costumed interpreters, and restored or recreated farm buildings. Events include sheep shearing, maple sugaring, Harvest Days, and Christmas on the Farm. Farming and domestic programs for school groups and summer day camp.
Eloise LaPalio, Staff Assistant
630/876-5900
630/293-9421
forest@dupageforest.com
www.dupageforest.com

Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago
2100 Patriot Blvd
Glenview, IL  60026
Cook, Region: 5
M 9:30am-12pm, Tu-Sa 9:30am-5pm, Su 12-5pm; Adult & Child $6.50, under 1 free
Hands-on learning laboratory for children ages birth to 8. All exhibits and programs are aligned to the Illinois State Learning Standards and are designed to make learning fun and interesting for young children.
Sheridan Turner
847/832-6921
815/724-6847
csilvern@kohlchildrensmuseum.org
www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
500 E Peabody Dr
Champaign, IL 61820
Champaign, Region: 2
Tu-Sa 9-5pm, Th 9-9pm, Su 2-5pm. Call for summer hours.
$3 Suggested Donation.
Offers Central Illinois residents a rich and comprehensive collection of fine art spanning 6,000 years of world culture. The museum's collection of over 8,000 works of art represents the cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Also offers temporary exhibits and a full schedule of docent-guided tours, lectures, performances, outreach programs, and activities for families. The Giertz Education Center serves educators with an extensive free-loan collection of arts resources.
Diane Schumacher, Director of Marketing
217/333-9866
217/333-0883
schumach@uiuc.edu
http://www.kam.uiuc.edu

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Labor and Industry Museum
123 N Church St
Belleville, IL 62222-
St. Clair, Region: 1
Sa 10-4pm, tours by appt.
Museum devoted to workingman's history as related to the growth of Illinois labor and industry from 1865-1929; changing exhibits, galleries, learning center and archives.
Judy Belleville, Collections Coordinator
618/234-7862
Judy.Belleville@Juno.com
http://www.laborandindustrymuseum.org

LaGrange Area Historical Society
444 S LaGrange Rd
LaGrange, IL 60525-2448
Cook, Region: 5
W 9:30-12pm and by appt.
The Society, located in the historic 1874 Samual Vial home and in the LaGrange Historic District, is dedicated to the stufy of the history of LaGrange with a research library, archives, photographs, historic costumes, period rooms, family biographies, oral histories, and house research. There are also rotating exhibits and special programs.
Jeannine McLaughlin, President
708/482-4248
708/579-1735
lagrangehistory@sbcglobal.net
www.lagrangehistory.org

Lake County Discovery Museum
Lake County Forest Preserves
27277 Forest Preserve Drive
Wauconda, IL 60084
Lake, Region: 5
M-Sa 11-4:30pm, Su 1-4:30pm.
$6 Adults, $2.50 Students 4-17.
Hands-on interactive exhibits on County history, the world's largest postcard collection—Curt Teich Postcard Archives, changing exhibits, Civil War Days, and Farm Heritage Festival.
Katherine Hamilton Smith, Director
847/968-3400
847/526-0024
LCMuseum@co.lake.il.us
www.LakeCountyDiscoveryMuseum.org

Lake Forest / Lake Bluff Historical Society
361 E. Westminster
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Lake, Region: 5
Tu, W, Th, Su 1-4pm.
Local history, genealogy and architecture.
Janice Hack, Ex Director
847/234-5253
847/234-5236
info@lflbhistory.org
http://www.lflbhistory.org

Lakes Region Historical Society
PO Box 240
Antioch, IL 60002
Lake, Region: 5
School House Museum: corner of Depot and Main St, Mar-Dec: Sa 11-3pm; Meeting House Museum: 977 Main St, Mar-Dec: 1st Sa of month 11-3pm. Donations welcome.
1892 school house includes native american collection and artifacts from old local stores; 1863 Meeting House is renovated church features military artifacts from Civil War to present. Large display of local industry items. Also available for meetings, weddings, and other community events.
Wendy Maston, President
847/354-0321
dreamquilter@sbcglobal.net

Lake View Nature Center
Oakbrook Terrace Park District
17W063 Hodges Rd
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
DuPage, Region: 5
M-F 9-4pm, Sa-Su 12-4pm, closed 1st M of the month. Free, donations welcome.
Showcases a broad spectrum of animal and plant life in DuPage County. There are multiple hands-on exhibits and live animals. Outdoor activities include native gardens, walking paths, and a fishing pond. Special events and environmental education programs.
Liane Knight, Superintendent
630/941-8747
630/941-3558
lvnc@obtpd.org
www.obtpd.org/lvnc

Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences
1125 W Lake Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
Peoria, Region: 3
W 10-8pm, Tu, Th, F, Sa 10-5pm, Su 12-5pm. $5 Adults, $3 Seniors and Children age 4-17.
Art and science exhibitions, children's discovery center, planetarium, Illinois folk art gallery.
Kathleen Woith, Vice President of Communications
309/686-7000
309/686-0280
kathleen@lakeview-museum.org
http://www.lakeview-museum.org

Lake Villa Historical Society
113 Cedar Avenue
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Lake, Region: 5
Hours: Thursdays 1:30-4:30pm or by appointment
Monthly programs, participate in local events, collect memorabilia pertinent to Lake Villa history, quarterly newsletter. will have a future home at 223 Lake Avenue, after renovation.
Sue Cribb, President
847/265-8266
847/265-8685 (home)
fax: 847/356-2476
jscribb@sbcglobal.net or lvhs@lake-villa.org
www.lakevillahistory.org

Lansing Historical Society
PO Box 1776
Lansing, IL 60438
Cook, Region: 5
Donald Olsen, President
708/895-6160

LaSalle County Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 278
Utica, IL 61373-0278
LaSalle, Region: 4
Mill and Canal St
Dec-Mar: F-Sa 10-4pm; Apr-Nov: W-Sa 10-4pm, Su 12-4pm.
1849 historical museum on the Illinois and Michigan Canal, an 1865 one-room schoolhouse, an 1875 post and beam barn and an 1892 working blacksmith shop. Burgoo festival, children’s programs, and more.
815/667-4861
815/667-5121
museum@core.com
www.lasallecountymuseum.org

Latvian Folk Art Museum
4146 N. Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Cook, Region: 5
Textiles, ceremonial costumes, ceramics, ancient musical instruments.
Dace Kezbers, President
312/588-2085
mplume@argonnecu.org

Lawrence County Historical & Genealogical Society
Lawrence County Museum & Library
PO Box 425
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
Lawrence, Region: 1
12th and State St
Local history, genealogy.
John M. King, President
618/945-9575

Laws of Nature Natural History Center
Kendall County Forest Preserve
110 W Madison St
Yorkville, IL 60560-1465
Kendall, Region: 4
M-Sa 12-4pm. Free.
Natural history items including insects, live bee displays, rocks, fossils, minerals, mammals, and birds. Native American items, kid’s area, and prairie exhibit.
Danielle Ebersole, Educator
630/553-4111
630/553-4023
debersole@co.kendall.il.us
www.co.kendall.il.us/forest preserves/index.htm

Lena Area Historical Society
PO Box 620
Lena, IL  61048-0620
427 Grove St
Stephenson, Region: 4
May-Sep: Sa-Su 1-4pm, by appt;
Local history
Bill Engel
815/291-7944
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilstephe/lena.html

Levere Memorial Temple
1856 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60201
Cook, Region: 5
Nancy Gasiel
847/475-1856
ngasiel@sae.net

Lewis & Clark State Historic Site
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
1 Lewis & Clark Trail
Hartford, IL 62048
Madison, Region: 3
Hours are seasonal. Please call.
Suggested Donation $2 Adults, $1 Children.
Lewis and Clark established Camp River Dubois here on the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. They began their epic journey of discovery to the Pacific Ocean from the place on May 14, 1804.
Brad Winn, Site Manager
618/251-5811
618/251-5854
clark@campdubois.com
http://www.campdubois.com

Lincoln Heritage  Museum
300 Keokuk St
Lincoln, IL  62656 
Logan, Region: 3
M-F 9am-4pm; Sa-Su 1-4pm.
Admission: Donations welcome
Large collection of rare and original Abraham Lincoln and Civil War related items including furnishings, books, firearms, and documents.  Tour and school groups encouraged.
Ron Keller
217/732-3155 ext 295
rkeller@lincolncollege.edu
http://www.lincolncollege.edu/museum

Lincoln Home National Historic Site
413 S. 8th St
Springfield, IL 62701
Sangamon, Region: 3
Superintendent
217/391-3222
liho_superintendent@nps.gov
www.nps.gov/liho

Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
PO Box 100
Lerna, IL 62440-0100
Coles, Region: 2
400 S Lincoln Highway Rd
Hours are seasonal. Please call.
Suggested Donation $2 Adults, $1 Children.
Preserves the last home of Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s father and step-mother. Living history program illustrates daily life on a mid-19th century farm.
Matthew Mittelstaedt, Site Manager
217/345-1845
217/345-6472
lincoln.log@illinois.gov
http://www.lincolnlogcabin.org

Lincoln Memorial Garden & Nature Center
2301 E Lake Dr
Springfield, IL 62707-8908
Sangamon, Region: 3
Garden: Daily sunrise-sunset; Nature Center: Tu-Sa 10-4pm, Su 1-4pm. Free.
A Jens Jensen designed landcape; living memorial to Abraham Lincoln with plants native to the three states where Lincoln lived and includes prairie, woodland, and wetland. 120 acres, six miles of trails.
Nature Center
217/529-1111
217/529-0134
LMG2301@comcast.net
http://www.lincolnmemorialgarden.org

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N Clark St
Chicago, IL  60614
Cook, Region: 5
Peggy Martin
www.lpzoo.com

Lincoln School Museum
Martinsville Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 429
Martinsville, IL 62442
Clark, Region: 2
25 mi northeast of I70 at exit 135
Jun-Aug: Su 2-4pm and by appt.
Education, history of restored one-room schoolhouse.
Carolyn Kelley, Director
217/382-4765
ckelley62442@yahoo.com
www.clarkcountyil.org

Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
Oak Ridge Cemetery
1500 Monument Ave
Springfield, IL 62702
Sangamon, Region: 3
Mar-Oct: Daily 9-5pm; Nov-Feb: Daily 9-4pm.
Tomb of Abraham and Mary Lincoln and three of their four sons; historic preservation, historic structure.
Candy Knox, Site Manager
217/782-2717
217/524-3738

Lincoln-Sargent Farm Foundation
402 S. Lincoln Highway
Lerna, IL 62440
Coles, Region: 2
Lori Henderson
217/345-1845
LSFF@lincolnlogcabin.org
http://www.lincolnlogcabin.org

Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
15588 History Lane
Petersburg, IL 62675
Menard, Region: 3
Hours are seasonal. Please call.
Suggested Donation $2 Adults, $1 Children.
Reconstructed 1830s village where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1831-1837. Frontier Illinois living history outdoor museum.
Tim Guinan, Site Manager
Visitor Center: 217/632-4000
Campground: 217/632-4003
217/632-4010
newsalem.hpa@illinois.gov
http://www.lincolnsnewsalem.com

Livingston County War Museum & Dal Estes Education Center
321 N Main St
Pontiac, IL 61764
Livingston, Region: 2
M-Sa 10-4pm and by appt.
WWI to the present. Numerous artifacts and uniforms. Staffed by veterans.
Jack Murphy, President
815/842-0301
estesbub@yahoo.com
http://www.warmuseum.us

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126
DuPage, Region: 5
Dorothy Asher
630/833-1616
info@lizzadromuseum.org
www.lizzadromuseum.org

Lockport Area Genealogical & Historical Society
c/o Des Plaines Library
121 E 8th St
Lockport, IL 60441
Will, Region: 5
M-Th 9-9pm, F 9-6pm, Sa 9-4pm, Su 1-5pm. Free.
Archival photos and documents relating to local genealogy and history housed in library.
Candace Hrecha
815/838-6236
www.dpvlib.org/laghs/laghshome.htm

Logan County Genealogy & Historical Society
114 N Chicago St
Lincoln, IL 62656
Logan, Region: 3
Tu-F 11-4pm, Sa 10-1pm.
Genealogy, history and artifacts of Logan County, Abraham Lincoln Room with photographs, artifacts, and books.
Jean Cypher, President
217/732-3200
lcghs1@msn.com
www.rootsweb.com/~illcghs

Logan Museum of Anthropology
Beloit College
700 College St
Beloit, WI 53511
Out of State
Free
Tu-Su 11am-4pm
Archaeological and ethnographic collections from around the world; permanent and temporary exhibits; visible storage; educational programs for the region. Located on the Illinois-Wisconsin state line.
University
William Green, Director
608/363-2119
608/363-2248
greenb@beloit.edu
http://www.beloit.edu/~museum/logan

Lombard Historical Society & Museum
23 W Maple St
Lombard, IL 60148-2512
DuPage, Region: 5
Sheldon Peck Homestead: 355 E Parkside St.
Museum: Su, W 1-4pm and by appt;
Peck Homestead: Tu, Sa 1-4pm and by appt.
Donations welcome.
1882 house museum offering group tours, school, & scout programs. Local history archive accessible to the public. 1839 Sheldon Peck home features many of Peck's early American portrait paintings. The home is an 1840-60 era pioneer farm homestead recognized as an Underground Railroad site. Pioneer programs scheduled on various dates.
History
Jeanne Schultz Angel, Director
630/629-1885
630/629-9927
lombardhistory@att.net
www.lombardhistory.org

Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition
1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
Sangamon, Region: 3
209 S. 6th St, 3rd Fl
M-F 8-4:30pm.
A consortium of central Illinois communities that share the legacy of Abraham Lincoln that helps each community tell their Lincoln story. Efforts are focused on creating a “visitor experience” by assisting in the development and/or enhancement of each site. Promotion and marketing of participating sites.
Sarah Watson, Executive Director
217/782-6817
217/558-1512
http://www.lookingforlincoln.com

Lyons Historical Commission
PO Box 392
Lyons, IL 60531
Cook, Region: 5
Dedicated to preserving Lyons area history.
Cathy Bergman
708/447-6731
lys@sls.lib.il.us
http://www.lyons.lib.il.us/

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Macon County Conservation District
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521-9464
Macon, Region: 2
Rock Springs Nature Center: 3939 Nearing Lane
M-Sa 9-4:30pm, Su 1-4:30pm.
Natural history of the Sangamon River Valley and cultural history of Macon County, outdoor recreation.
Brent Wielt
217/423-7708
217/423-2837
mccd@maconcountyconservation.org
http://www.maconcountyconservation.org/

Macon County Historical Society
5580 N Fork Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
Macon, Region: 2
Tu-Sa 1 - 4pm, every 4th Su 1-4pm.
Macon County history exhibits, 1830 Lincoln Log Courthouse, farmhouse, library, depot, school, changing exhibits, museum store.
Director
217/422-4919
217/422-4773
info@mchsdecatur.org
http://www.mchsdecatur.org

Madison County Historical Museum & Library
715 N Main St
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Madison, Region: 3
W-F 9-4pm, Su 1-4pm, closed holidays. Donations welcome.
Research library/archives in adjacent building; restored 1836 home with period rooms; exhibits of antiques, historic costumes, Native American and pioneer artifacts; changing seasonal exhibits.
Suzanne Dietrich, Director
618/656-7562
618/659-3457
mchm@co.madison.il.us

Maeystown Preservation Society
PO Box 25
Maeystown, IL 62256
Monroe, Region: 1
113 Mill St
Weekends and tours by appt.
Local history Civil War to the present.
Linda Green, Treasurer
618/458-5698
Lkgreen52@hotmail.com

Manhattan Township Historical Society
PO Box 269
Manhattan, IL 60442
Will, Region 5
Roy Sangmeister
815/478-4530
manhattanhistorical@yahoo.com

Marengo Society for Historical Preservation
633 W. Grant Highway
Marengo, IL 60152
P.O. Box 506
McHenry, Region 5
Hours: upon request
Family histories/photos; newspapers, past--articles only from current; public programs are held--small (30-50 attendees) to large (50-1,200 attendees).
Dorothy Otis, Chairman
(815)568-5485 (h), (815)861-7746 (c)
(815)568-5485 (fax)
email: smartplanning@sbcglobal.net
www.marengohistory.org

Mascoutah Historical Society
504 N Jefferson St
Mascoutah, IL 62258-1421
St. Clair, Region: 1
Berger-Kiel House: 931 N 6th St
By appt.
Local history, Mascoutah city and township, Engelmann township.
Carol Klopmeyer
618/566-2567

Massac County Historical Society
405 Market St
Metropolis, IL 62960
Massac, Region: 1
Sa-Su 1-4pm. Donations welcome.
Restored 1870 two-story brick home with some original furnishings and Civil War items. County history displays and special tours.
Paul Fellows, President
618/524-7203
thecrow@midwest.net

Mayslake Peabody Estate
Forest Preserve Dist of DuPage Co
1717 W 31st St
Oak Brook, IL 60523
DuPage, Region: 5
W 11-12:30pm, Sa 9:30-11:30am.
Tour $5.
“ Restoration in Progress” tour of 1919 Tudor Revival style mansion built for coal baron Francis Peabody by Benjamin Marshall. Tours, lectures and programs.
Janneke Fowers
630/850-2363
630/850-2362
jfowers@dupageforest.com

McHenry County Historical Society Museum
PO Box 434
Union, IL 60180-0434
McHenry, Region: 5
6422 Main St
May-Oct: Tu-F 1-4pm, Su 1-4pm. Office: M-F 9-4:30pm. Library: By appt. $5 Adults, $3 Students and Seniors, $12 Family, Members free.
Collections center on the county’s history from 1830 to present. Extensive research library, traveling exhibits, traveling museum, on-site and school programs, lecture series, quilting, and preservation programs.
Nancy J. Fike, Administrator
815/923-2267
815/923-2271
info@mchsonline.org
http://www.mchsonline.org

McLean County Arts Center
601 N East St
Bloomington, IL  61701
McLean, Region: 2
Tu 10am-7pm; W-F 10am-5pm; Sa 12-4pm; closed holidays;
Local & national visual arts, local arts agency, art education, performing arts center
Douglas Johnson, Executive Director
309/829-0011
309/829-4928
http://www.mcaart.org/mcac

McLean County Museum of History
Old Courthouse
200 N Main
Bloomington, IL 61701-3912
McLean, Region: 2
Sep-May: M, W-Sa 10-5pm, Tu 10-9pm, Su 1-5pm.
$2 Adults, Children under 12 free.
Local history exhibits, library and archives, educational and school programs, traveling exhibits, historic courthouse building.
Greg Koos, Director
309/827-0428
309/827-0100
mcmh@McHistory.org
http://www.McHistory.org

Menard County Historical Society
125 S 7th St
Petersburg, IL 62675-1554
Menard, Region: 3
Open by appointment.
Menard County history.
Judith Greenhalgh, Pres.
217/416-2897 (cell)

Mendota Museum & Historical Society
PO Box 433
Mendota, IL 61342-0433
La Salle, Region: 4
Hume-Carnegie: 901 Washington St, Sa-Su 1-4pm; Union Depot Railroad Museum: 783 Main St., Meml-Labor Day: W-Sa 12-5pm; after Labor Day Sa-Su 12-5pm.
Breaking Prairie Museum
: 684 8th St., daily. $2 Adults, $1 Children, $3 both sites.
The Hume-Carnegie houses artifacts related to the history of Mendota including locally made organs, Wild Bill Hickock collection, schools, and industry. The Union Depot Railroad Museum has a railroad layout of Mendota in the first half of the 20th century including railroad artifacts, a dining car, combine car, 4978 steam engine, and a caboose.The Breaking the Prairie Museum presently consists of two buildings: The Mathesius Brothers Barn features early agricultural history. The Country Chapel, a social and religious center, is available for public use for nominal fee.
Shirley Pierson, Manager
815/539-3373
815/539-3922
mendotamuseum@yahoo.com
http://www.mendotamuseums.org

Metamora Courthouse State Historic Site
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
113 E Partridge
Metamora, IL 61548
Woodford, Region: 2
Hours are seasonal. Please call.
Local history, pioneers, historic preservation, museum, historic structure.
Jean Myers, Site Manager
309/367-4470

Midway Village Museum
6799 Guilford Rd
Rockford, IL 61107-2613
Winnebago, Region: 4
Museum Center, Mill House, & Old Dolls' House Museum Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5pm, Su 11-5pm; Village Hours: May & Oct: Th-Su 11-4pm; Jun-Sep: Tu-Su 11-4pm; Nov-Apr: open by appointment only.
History of Rockford area from time of first settlement to present. Living history village depicting life in Rockford at the turn of the century.
David Byrnes, President
815/397-9112 x103
815/397-9156
staff@midwayvillage.com
http://www.midwayvillage.com

Midwest Museum of Natural History
425 W State St
Sycamore, IL 60178
Dekalb, Region: 4
Tu-Sa10-5pm, Su 12-5pm. $6 Adults, $5 Seniors/Children 3-12pm.
World-class collection of mounted animals from North American and Africa, geological and anthropological specimens, live animals, and a children's hands-on discovery room.
Molly Holman, Ex Director
815/895-9777
director@mmnh.org
http://www.mmnh.org

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central St
Evanston, IL  60201
Cook, Region: 5
Tu-Sa 10am-5pm; Sun. noon-4pm; Thur. open late until 8pm
American Indian art, culture, & history covering U.S. and Canada from Paleo-Indian times to present.
Kathleen McDonald, Executive Director
847/475-1030
847/475-0911
kmcdonald@mitchellmuseum.org
http://www.mitchellmuseum.org

Monroe County Historical Society
PO Box 48
Waterloo, IL 62298
Monroe, Region: 1
Sa-Su 1-5pm and by appt. Mtgs: every 4th M 7pm.
Belle Fontaine historic house; local history, genealogy, art, pioneers, museum, library, state history; national, state, and local heritage.
History
Patricia S. Vaseska, President
618/939-5230
vaseska@htc.net

Monticello Railway Museum
PO Box 401
Monticello, IL 61856
Piatt, Region: 2
May-Oct: Sa-Su 10-6pm. Exhibits and ticket office open: Sa 10:30am, first train leaves at 11am; Su 12pm, first train leaves at 12:30pm.
The public can take a 1950s train ride, view exhibits and rail equipment and gain knowledge regarding railroading.
Barbara Mann, President
217/762-9011
info@mrym.org
www.mrym.org

Morrison Heritage Museum
Morrison Historical Society
PO Box 1
Morrison, IL 61270
Whiteside, Region: 4
202 E Lincolnway
Last weekend of Apr-last weekend of Nov: F-Su 1-4pm. Donations welcome.
Local history, exhibits, and agricultural tools.
Judy McCulloh, President
815/772-8889

Morton Arboretum
4100 IL Rte 53
Lisle, IL 60532-1293
DuPage, Region: 5
Daily: 7am-sunset
$11 Adults, $10 Seniors, $8 Youth. Under-twos free. Discounts on Wednesdays
Outdoor museum of trees and plants displayed across 1700 acres. Collections of trees and plants from around the world; scientific research dedicated to tree health and improvement; education classes developing appreciation for the natural world; visitor services and special events inspiring people to save and plant trees
Gina Tedesco, Public Relations
630/725-2103
630/725-2090
gtedesco@mortonarb.org
http://www.mortonarb.org

Morton Grove Historical Museum
Morton Grove Park District
6834 W Dempster
Morton Grove, IL 60053
Cook, Region: 5
6240 W Dempster
Su 2-4pm, W 1-3pm, and by appt.
Donations welcome.
1888 Victorian farm house.
Mary Walsh, Curator
847/965-0203
847/965-7484
mwalsh@mortongroveparks.com
www.mortongroveparks.com

Mount Prospect Historical Society
101 S Maple St
Mt. Prospect, IL  60056 
Cook, Region: 5
Tours: Tu, We Th 10-3:30pm;
History of Mt Prospect with an emphasis on the village's origins & early settlers, 1906 Farmhouse.
847/392-9006
847/577-9660
www.mtphist.org

Mt. Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
113 S. Washington
Mt. Pulaski, IL 62656
Logan, Region: 3
113 S Washington St, Mt. Pulaski
Hours are seasonal. Please call.
8th Judicial Circuit in Logan County where Lincoln practiced law. Tours, artifacts, and period furnishings.
Wally Kautz, Site Manager
Site Office: 217/732-8930
Courthouse: 217/792-3919
http://www.illinoishistory.gov/hs/mount_pulaski.htm

Museum Association of Douglas County
700 S Main
Tuscola, IL 61953
Douglas, Region: 2
Mon-Wed 9am-4pm
Other hours by appointment
Lynnita Brown
217/253-2535
217/253-4620 (Director's home)
www.docomuseum.org

Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Cook, Region: 5
Tu 10-8pm, W-Su 10-5pm. $10 Adults, $6 Seniors/Students, under 12 free and Tu free.
Post WW II painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, videos, performance programming, lecture series, education outreach, children’s art programs, and teacher workshops.
Robert Fitzpatrick, Director
312/280-2660
312/397-4095
http://www.mcachicago.org/

Museum of Contemporary Photography
Columbia College Chicago
600 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60625-
Cook, Region: 5
M-F 10-5pm, Th 10-8pm, Sa 12-5pm. Free.
Innovative forum for the creation, collection, and examination of photographically related images, objects, and ideas. Promotes greater understanding of and appreciation for the cultural, social, and political implications of the images in our world today.
Natasha Egan, Associate Director
312/663-5554
312/344-8067
mocp@colum.edu
http://www.mocp.org/

Museum of Springfield History
1916 Turnberry Ct
Springfield, IL  62704
Elijah Iles House
Sangamon, Region: 3
We, Sa;
Farrell Gay
217/698-6223
fcagg@aol.com or 239/263-8935
2398 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., FL 34103

Museums In the Park
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605-2402
Cook, Region: 5
Museums In the Park, established in 1893, now comprises nine of Chicago's most treasured cultural institutions. Located on Chicago Park District land, these museums represent the best of the visual arts, sciences and humanities.
312/857-7136
jatkins@museumsinthepark.org
http://www.museumsinthepark.org

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