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Atlanta Museum
Address: 112 SW Arch Street  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Atlanta, IL
Phone: 217-648-5077
You’ll have a great time discovering the “way it used to be” when you check out the exhibits and collections of the Atlanta Museum. The Museum’s “Life in Atlanta” collection tells the story of this small, Midwestern town from a number of aspects: domestic, educational, religious, military, cultural, and commercial. Exhibits from the collection help visitors understand how the community evolved and how its past affects the present and future. In addition to its regular collections, the Museum also exhibits pieces from a special “Abe Lincoln and Atlanta” collection. The Lincoln collection focuses on Abe’s connection with Atlanta from his frequent visits to the Hoblit Farm as a circuit rider in the 1850s, to his funeral train’s passage through Atlanta on its way to Springfield.
Emden Community Museum
Address: 301 Lincoln Street  Get Directions
City: Emden, IL
Heritage In Flight Museum
Address: 1351 Airport Road  Get Directions
City: Lincoln, IL
Phone: 217-732-3333
J. H. Hawes Grain Elevator & Museum
Address: 301 SW 2nd Street  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Atlanta, IL
Phone: 217-648-5077
This 1904 wooden elevator is one of the few wooden elevators still standing. The structure is 60 feet tall, and now operates as a museum. Located just a block off of historic Route 66, this is one attraction not to be missed. The J. H. Hawes Grain Elevator is a premier example of a turn-of-the-last-century grain storage facility and distribution facility. It stands 55 feet tall on a brick foundation and houses eight 43-foot talk open-top storage bins. Originally built in 1904, the grain elevator has been completely restored and is the only wooden grain elevator in Illinois listed on the National Register of Historic places. It is one of three listed on the Register nationally. The Atlanta Historical Preservation Council operates the J. H. Hawes Grain Elevator as a Museum. It is open for guided tours during the summer months, and on dates guided tours are not available, visitors may explore the Elevator grounds and buildings by following a self-guided tour that includes interpretive panels and audio downloads.
Knapp-Chestnut-Becker Library & Museum
Address: 101 S. Clinton  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Middletown, IL
Phone: 217-732-8687
Lincoln Heritage Museum
Address: 1115 Nicholson Rd.  Show Map  Get Directions
City: Lincoln, IL
Phone: 217-735-7399
The Lincoln Heritage Museum exhibits a large collection of rare Abraham Lincoln and Civil War items with an interactive gallery on the second floor of the museum. The first floor exhibit area showcases more than one hundred rare and original historic pieces relating to Lincoln and the Civil War. The displays feature stimulating visuals and story-telling which complement the pieces and provide historical context. Maps, photos, and timelines provide an overview of Lincoln’s life and of 19th-century America. For more information on the second floor interactive gallery please visit our website at Open M-F 9-4, Sat, 1-4. Closed on holidays and holiday weekends. Admission Fees include Adults (16 and +): $5.00, Youth: $3.00, Children under 6: free, Parking free. Handicap Accessible. School groups and tour groups welcome. Advance notice required. Please allow two hours for your full museum experience, and note the tour options available on our website.
Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society
Address: 114 N. Chicago Street  Get Directions
City: Lincoln, IL
Phone: 217-732-3200
The Genealogical and Historical Society encourages the preservation of Logan County’s history and maintains a Research Center that treasures and collects Logan County family histories from Logan County families. They’re the only Research Center that includes ALL of Logan County. Their research resources include historical books, maps, obituaries, cemetery records, marriages, births, family surname genealogy, and more! Stop by for a visit and enjoy looking at historical artifacts, including old photographs and museum pieces, or browse through a book or two. They will even help you research your very own family history! Be sure to check out the Veteran’s exhibit, as well as take a look at the "Abraham Lincoln Room."
Mt. Pulaski Township Museum & Research Center
Address: 102 E. Cooke Street  Get Directions
City: Mt. Pulaski, IL
Phone: 217-792-3719
These museum buildings are a delight for anyone who stops to visit them. The bottom two floors house the genealogical section, military artifacts, and memorabilia from past businesses and old area families. A special Abraham Lincoln section has been created. Two impressive displays are a period buggy and a wooden vane from one of the original Mt. Pulaski Yankee Windmills. The second floors have eight rooms. Five of them have been decorated and outfitted as a period kitchen, sewing room, bedroom, dining room and parlor. The South-Side club room, a fixture for several generations, has been renovated and re-furnished. The remaining two rooms feature music and sports displays and an early 1900’s school-room setting.
Odd Fellows Museum (I.O.O.F)
Address: 845 Wyatt Avenue  Get Directions
City: Lincoln, IL
Phone: 217-735-2561
Local and international Odd Fellows artifacts, including those from the Odd Fellows Children's Home in Lincoln.