Street Address
105 S. Depot
Somonauk, IL 60531
Mailing Address
4517 E. 23rd Rd
Leland, IL 60552
phone: 815-498-3537
Hours
Please call during museum hours or Jim Meyer can be reached anytime at 815-498-2417.
Sunday2 PM - 4 PM
except some holiday weekends.
Admissions
Free
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Marilyn Rasmusen, Friend o the Museum
phone: 815-498-3154

Description

Described as "a hidden gem" of local cultural, natural and prehistoric history for lower DeKalb and upper LaSalle Counties.

Mission

To preserve and display local history. We are seeking more involvement with local schools.

History

Mr. Olmstead gave the museum to Somonauk about 1950; his original collection started about 1920.

Artifacts Collections

Historic costume, prehistoric and Amerindian tools, Victorian handicrafts, shells, coins, preserved animals, antique furniture, lighting, agricultural artifacts

Research Collections

photos, letters, ledgers, books, genealogies.

Educational Programs

Tours for school classes or for organizations are available at no cost.

    Governance

    not for profit corporation Board of Directors

    Publications

    only news releases to local papers

      Services

      Gift Shop