You’ll easily spot our MUSEUM ON MAIN on the south side of Tiskilwa’s three-block business district. In case you’re concerned when you see the 18 steps of the former Methodist Church building (where our museum is housed), don’t worry – most exhibits are on the lower level, and the upper level is accessible by means of a chair lift.
You can visit our Museum on Main “Where the past is present” on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or call Ed at 815.646.4016 to open it up almost anytime. Visitors are special to us! We also host a public program of historical interest on the second Monday night of most months, March through November. In June, August, and December, we participate in town-wide events and festivals.
Recognized in 2010 as “Volunteer Institution of the Year” by the Illinois Association of Museums, Tiskilwa Historical Society offers six galleries of hands-on experience with Tiskilwa’s colorful past: Native American artifacts; village items including fire department gear; military and school memorabilia; Hennepin Canal construction photos; old farm implements; 20th-century domestic items; a display about the depot and railroads; information on local churches, past and present; toys of the past . . . and quite a bit more!