History

History

Andover Historical Museum & Grounds
418 Locust Street
61233

This home of August Rehnstrom was built in 1861 by Eric Berglof, and served as a temporary haven for Swedish immigrants in the 1860s. It now contains memorabilia of early life in Andover. Showcased is…

Andover
Call for scheduled appointment for individuals or group.
Antique Engine Tractor Association Show Grounds
13451 IL Hwy 92
61254

Experience a fall harvest with mid-1900’s equipment demonstrating daily field farm activities on this 50-acre working show grounds. The three-day show offers agricultural history and how the agricultu…

Geneseo
Bishop Hill Gallery Inn
109 West Main Street
61419

Enjoy the peace and comfort of Bishop Hill Gallery Inn, just steps from Bishop Hill’s restaurants, shops, and museums. Beautiful guest rooms with private baths, offering in-room coffee and complimenta…

Bishop Hill
Bishop Hill Steeple Building
103 North Bishop Hill Street
61419

Immigration History at the Bishop Hill Steeple Building The Bishop Hill Steeple building provides a glimpse back in history to 1854. Architecturally intriguing, this three-story stucco Greek Revival s…

Bishop Hill
April to December, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. January through March Daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Henry County Historical Museum
202 South Park Street
61419

Henry County Historical Museum is the best kept secret. It is treasure trove of yesteryear artifacts that invite visitors to experience Henry County history. The agricultural collection features every…

Bishop Hill
Open May 1 through October 31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Groups are welcome please call ahead.
Ryan’s Round Barn
28616 Sauk Trail Rd.
61443

Ryan’s Round Barn . . . See What’s ‘Round the Bend! This is a must-see site at the entrance to the Johnson-Sauk Trail Park, located on Route 78, near Kewanee. Ryan’s Round Barn, one of the nation’s la…

Kewanee
Tours are available May through October, the first and third Saturday of each month. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Group Tours of 10 or More by Appointment.
Sweet Annie’s Primitives
106 South Bishop Hill Street
61419

Red marks the spot in Bishop Hill to encounter warm and spirited antiques and primitives. Favorites include cupboards, buckets, folk art, early country in old paint & original surface, barrels…

Bishop Hill
Wednesday to Friday, 10 am to 3 pm, Saturda, 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm
The Old Red Farm Shed
1107 SE 2nd Street
61434

Vintage farm equipment, autos and locally made museum featuring antique farm equipment, autos and implements made locally by past businesses and more, are featured in the Old Red Farm Shed. The commun…

Galva
Call for appointment
Twinflower Inn
110 Olson Street
61419

Step away from the everyday and travel the back roads to Twinflower Inn, the ultimate retreat. The Twinflower Inn features four suites and two guest rooms. Built as the original Colony Hospital in 185…

Bishop Hill
Vintage Farm Equipment Museum
Bridge Park

Learn about the agricultural heritage of the area by visiting the Vintage Farm Equipment Museum.  The museum houses the many items of vintage farm equipment belonging to the Vintage Farm Equipment Ass…

Atkinson
by appointment