Upcoming programs

Carrie Nation Barroom Smashing & Temperance Rally
Thursday, March 16th at 6:30pm in the Museum Auditorium and Tin Roof Pub

Carrie A. Nation Barroom Smashing & Temperance Rally at the Museum & Tin Roof Pub on Thursday, March 16th, at 6:30 pm

Ellie Carlson debuts her lively historical reenactment of storied prohibitionist Carrie Nation on the eve of St. Patrick’s day.

The show will take place at the Museum with light appetizers and Carrie Nation approved “bar”. Afterward, an old fashioned “barroom smashing” will take place just a block away at Tin Roof Pub & Restaurant where the drinks will flow (cash bar) and the barkeeps will take you back to the Prohibition Era.

Museum Members $10 & Non-Members $12 - Walk-Ins are Accepted, although pre-registration is recommended.

Please call Candice at (815) 723-5201 ext. 235 for more info or to register or click on button below.


Jazz Music & the American Spirit of Individuality & Diversity
With Author & Professor David Masciotra
Thursday, April 20th at 6:00 pm

Join us for a talk on the cultural beauty and social importance of Jazz music for Jazz Appreciation Month. With Professor and Author David Masciotra. Program is Free for Museum members and $6 for non-members.  Walk-ups are welcome for the program which will be held in the Museum's Indoor Auditorium.

For more info please contact Candice at (815) 723-5201 ext.235 or click on button below to register.


STAR WARS Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, April 29th from 10am until 5pm FREE ADMISSION!

It's a FREE DAY at the Museum so come on out and challenge yourself to find over 20 miniature STAR WARS paintings by local artist Bill Madia, that are strategically hidden throughout two floors of exhibit galleries.  Each guest will receive a special Check Off list with all of the miniature paintings that you'll need to find.  

There will also be some special guests & characters to greet you for the Scavenger Hunt, as well as give-a-ways, and more!  

We thank ExxonMobil and the Heritage Corridor CVB for sponsoring this family friendly event.