A museum of local history and cultural heritage and a gathering place with permanent galleries, changing exhibits, and diverse gardens. Explore our 2 historic houses and local history library and archive. Spend an hour or spend all day. All is wheelchair accessible except Foster House.
Explore our Mysteries of the Indian Mounds Gallery and Video. Discover young Abraham Lincoln’s role in the Black Hawk War of 1832. Learn about contributions of Governor W.D. Hoard and poet Lorine Niedecker. Check out the Cows: A Closer Look fine photography exhibit.
This venue will accept your Museum Day Live! ticket on the screen of your smartphone.
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