901 S Tenney Street
Kewanee, IL 61443
Phone: (309) 853-8800
Fax: (309) 856-5319
Arts & Museums
Four floors of collections of Bureau County history.
The Owen Lovejoy House is a historic structure which was used as residence by the famous abolitionist Owen Lovejoy. This beautiful 1838 structure was later used as a depot for underground railroad. It is now open to the public for exploration.
Featured here are artifacts from the War of 1812 through Desert Storm.
Visit this children's interactive and historical museum and give them a great learning experience.
Galesburg Railroad Museum is located in Galesburg, Illinois, United States. It is a railroad museum and its collection includes several iconic cars and locomotives. Some of the highlights on display are a Pullman "Meath" car, a mail and baggage car, as well as photographs and memorabilia.
Ten exhibits per year from regional shows to annual national competition, there is also an art gallery/shop and an educational program.
Carl Sandburg State Historic Site, the birthplace of writer and Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg is located in Galesburg. Carl Sandburg was born in this house in 1878, besides the house, a visitor center, a museum and the rock under which Carl Sandburg and his wife’s ashes are buried are also located in this historic place.
Synonymous with bright green tractors, John Deere is an agricultural construction and forestry machinery manufacture. This corporate giant has been around since 1837 and helped foster new agricultural practices with its technology over the decades in the United States and abroad. Planting itself in America's heartland, the John Deere Pavilion takes visitors through the humble beginnings and history of the brand. Rotating exhibits, a video wall, and a discovery zone for the youngsters make this museum fun for the whole family. You can even climb aboard the equipment in one of their state-of-the-art simulators and feel what its like to drive a dozer!
Established on July 4, 1905, this museum preserves and displays the history of Rock Island Arsenal and Arsenal Island, as well as the history of small arms development. It is the second oldest US Army Museum in the United States. Rock Island Arsenal was established by Act of Congress in 1862 and has been an active manufacturer of military equipment and ordnance since the 1880s including leather horse equipment, meat cans and canteens, paper targets, artillery recoil mechanisms and carriages, and the Model 1903 rifle. Arsenal Island was also the site of a Confederate prison camp, which was operational from December 1863 to July 1865 and housed 12,192 prisoners.
The largest museum of its kind in Western Illinois. This museum features a renowned planerarium with the world's largest solar system model.
The Black Hawk Museum and Lodge is located in Illinois, United States. The Black Hawk State Historic Site was built in 1927 and the lodge was built in 1934. The collection of Dr. John Hauberg, who was a Rock Island philanthropist, forms the major part of the museum's collection. There are many artifacts like trade goods, domestic items and jewelry that are displayed in here. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 4, 1985.
This museum strives to provide educational exhibits and experiences for children and their families in the Quad Cities area. The outdoor playground, art room, George's Farm, ThinkShop, and Li' 'Sissippi River Valley exhibits are designed to engage young visitors to use expand their critical thinking skills while playing and having fun.