Above all, the Museum provides an opportunity for non-agricultural raised individuals (town and city folk to us) to experience the changing rural lifestyle from 1850 forward. The Museum's interactive exhibits, displays and videos also provide an important teaching venue for children and young adults.
Come to Pinckneyville, Illinois and check out the heritage laid out in four acres with over 17,000 square feet of exhibit space.
The Museum was a recipient of a $25,000 Community Facility Grant in 2012."In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution (Illinois Rural Heritage Museum) is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, and familial status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD)."
The Museum brings back memories of challenging times when manual labor was required to earn a living. The more mature visitors remember their dad’s exposure to the heat and dust on a vintage tractor or combine. They also recall mom's creativity as she created a happy home using basic tools, love and hard work.