The Old Courthouse Museum is OPEN BY APPOINTMENT. Please call 815-432-2215 or email at the address above. Follow us on Facebook @oldcourthousemusem .
At this time, we are planning to have
HARVEST DAZE 2021!
Mark your calendars for this year - October 2-3, 2021.
Fish Fry, Friday, October 1, 2021.
More information to follow.
President - Diane Gagnon
Vice President - Jody Munsterman
Secretary - Janet Doyle
Treasurer - Bob Doyle
Special recognition was given to Marilyn Wilken for her 25 years of service to the ICHS Board, her dedication to the Art Gallery and support of local area artists. The Art Gallery will be named the Marilyn Wilken Art Gallery.
Special recognition was given to Mitchell Bence for his several years on the ICHS Board, including serving as the President of the ICHS Board and his dedication to the work of the Old Courthouse Museum.
It is a place where you can stroll past showcase after showcase featuring one-of-a-kind treasures of a bygone era, with something to interest nearly everyone: fossil and mineral collections, Indian artifacts, the latest fashions of the Victoria era, a collection of over a hundred antique dolls, medical instruments from the pioneer days, and much more.
The highly-regarded genealogical archives of the Iroquois County Genealogical Society are housed in the original vaults of the records of Iroquois County, dating back to 1860.
Even though the Old Courthouse is a storehouse of things past, the present is well represented also. Renowned for its wonderful acoustics, the Old Courtroom now resounds with applause at the concerts, presentations and recitals held there each year.
We invite you to visit our art exhibitions featuring talented local artists, or attend one of our Spotlights, featuring communities, organizations, occupations or hobbies. Our natural history area displays animals of our area in a lifelike setting. The Museum Office stocks books and maps about Iroquois County, as well as local area souvenirs.
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