103 W Cherry Street
Watseka, IL 60970
|Monday - Friday||10 AM - 4 PM|
Appointments on weekends.
We suggest that a donation be made of $2.00 for adults and $0.50 for children. Tour Guide- If you wish to have a tour guide you must call in advance as all tour guides are volunteers and we must work around them. Thank you!
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The Old Courthouse Museum is operated by the Iroquois County Historical Society, a not for profit corporation. Because it is not the recipient of large grants or subsidies, the Society is dependent upon the generous support of our visitors such as you: regular donations toward expenses by members: many who include remembrances in estates: memberships and personal help, plus county businesses and organizations all interested in retaining and recording history of Iroquois County, our home, thus preserving our rich heritage.
Permanent Exhibits: 18 rooms of varying exhibts as well as special exhibitions. Please see our website for details. Here are just a few:
Victorian Room- The decor of this room reflects the styles of the late 1860's.
Kitchen- This is also a working room in the museum but you should notice the displayed plates, buffet, and two Dutch lamps that are over 100 years old and still function today.
Jail- This is a replica of the jail in 1866.
Courtroom- Take a seat in the Judge's chair, be in the jury, or be in the audience. This used to be the actual courtroom from the Old Courthouse.
We invite you to visit our art exhibitions featuring talented local artists, or attend one of our Spotlights; featuring communities, organizations, occupations or hobbies. Our genealogical research library is famous throughout the country, and our new natural history area displays animals of our area in a lifelike setting. The Country Store stocks books and maps about Iroquois County, as well as toys, crafts, and souvenirs.
Are you looking for a place to hold an event?
Are you looking for a place to hold an event? Do you want in inside or outside? Well it doesn't matter, the Old Courthouse offers both. You can also come visit our Chapel, it's a beautiful place for a small wedding.
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