2020 Memorial Day Ceremony -- Click HERE to watch 

During this time of national emergency, Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main and Gallery on Galena will both be closed, as of March 21, until further notice.  The program of Brian “Fox” Ellis portraying John James Audubon has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 14, 2020.  ​

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!

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