General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Specialized
The museum contains everything from native american artifacts (on loan from the Rebstock family) to a circa 1918 mail rig to hundreds of tools, photographs, and vintage clothing. One highlight are the hanging tools of Hawthorne township farmer Phil Hanna, "the humane hangman", who ended the life of Southern Illinois' most famous or infamous outlaw, Charlie Birger. Hanna presided over many early 20th century executions.
General, History, Library, Military, Specialized
WELCOME TO THE LIVINGSTON COUNTY WAR MUSEUM - DAL ESTES EDUCATION CENTER IN PONTIAC ILLINOIS! COME VISIT OUR DISPLAYS FROM WORLD WAR I TO THE PRESENT. WE ARE STAFFED BY VETERANS AND LOCATED NEXT TO THE ROUTE 66 MUSEUM IN BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN PONTIAC.
The Museum houses a large collection of Chinese jade and other hard stone carvings from around the world, exhibits include animal dioramas, gemstones, mineral specimens, earth science phenomena, and lapidary materials.