Museum Concept

Visitors to the Illinois Rural Heritage Museum will experience a walk through time in different dimensions. They will enter the Museum through a horse barn, the source of power for early agriculture and early transportation. A viewing area will use modern technology to display images and stories of the past. As visitors travel through the Museum, timelines will unfold … in the form of advances to agricultural equipment, early medical facilities, stories about the creation of the state’s rail system, or improvements in farming practices. Interwoven in the exhibits will be the life lessons that helped make Illinois and America great … honesty, hard work, helping your neighbor, overcoming adversity and standing up for what is right. We sincerely hope that you visit and enjoy the Illinois Rural Heritage Museum soon.

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