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Our Museum on Main is open every

Saturday from 10:00 to 1:00.


Our Gallery on Galena is open every

first Saturday from 10:00 to 1:00.

You’ll easily spot our MUSEUM ON MAIN on the south side of Tiskilwa’s four-block business district. The historic 1855 former Methodist Church holds a treasure trove of Tiskilwa memorabilia on both floors. Don't try to tackle the  steps. Come around to the left and enter there. Our volunteer staff will welcome you any Saturday to show you around and answer questions. 

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The GALLERY ON GALENA is housed in the former American Legion Hall at 550 North Galena Street, just south of the railroad tracks. We've divided the displays into two sections: one is a replica of a country school classroom and the other is a collection of military artifacts connected with Tiskilwa residents. 

If you can't make it to our museums on a Saturday, call Ed at 815.646.4016 to meet you there almost anytime. Visitors are special to us!  


Check out the drop-downs above to learn more about our monthly programs, read our quarterly newsletter, The Wapsipinicon, and much much more.  

We're proud to say that we were a 2020 Project Winner of the Illinois Governor's Hometown Award, representing the volunteers of the Tiskilwa community. In addition, back in 2010 we received recognition as Volunteer Institution of the Year by the Illinois Association of Museums. 

Our collection in the two museums includes more than 18,500 artifacts (donated by almost 500 families) that offer a hands-on experience with items from Tiskilwa's colorful past. Displays are divided into labeled sections including Tiskilwa schools and sports, farm implements, indigenous artifacts, military items, and Hennepin Canal construction photos. Take time to play with children's toys, look through church histories, reminisce about 20th-century domestics items, examine depot photos and railroad articles. You get the idea! 


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