1785 South Eastwood Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone: (815) 334-9600
Fax: (815) 334-9614
Arts & Museums
The Volo Auto Museum was founded in 1960, and as the name suggests it is dedicated to cars. From Hollywood to vintage, the entire range is on display at this museum. The unique thing about the museum is that it also dabbles in car dealership.
The Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda offers a blend of knowledge and information on history, art and popular culture. Established in 1976, it welcomes nearly 45,000 visitors per year. A distinctive feature of the museum is that it explains the history of Lake County in a simple and enjoyable atmosphere. There are enthralling special exhibits organised occasionally to depict the heritage of the region.
The Elgin region of Illinois is bequeathed with a fine historic site in the form of the distinct Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology in Lords Park. It is a small natural history museum which was actively constructed in 1907. It was initially called the Lord Memorial Museum and was opened as the Elgin Audubon Museum in 1920. It swanks of being the oldest museum building in Illinois as such. It is inclusive of an array of exhibits like the Mazon Creek fossils, Native American lifeways, endangered species as well as Ice Age mammals. A visit to this museum is worth it.
The region of Elgin in Illinois is home to the historic Fire Barn 5 which was the fifth official fire barn in Elgin. It initially housed horses along with a fire fighting carriage. It successfully functioned as a fire station till 1991. It is also touted to be one of the finer examples of the Classic Revival style of architecture. At present, it operates as a museum depicting fire fighting history. Shut down on almost all major holidays, the museum can be visited on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00p. The charges for touring are minimal with USD2 for adults and USD1 for children. Also, toddlers below five years of age can visit for free.
Fox River Trolley Museum is a museum that is dedicated to the American Electric railroad. It's collection comprises rail trolleys, locomotives and items pertaining to railroad industry. The museum also conducts rides that takes you through scenic and lovely routes.For fares, event updates and other details, please check website.
This Second Empire styled building was built in 1873 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979. The George Clayson House was the residential home of a local carpenter and orchardist of the same name. Spread across 10 acres (4.04 hectares), it was bought by the Palatine Public Library and is maintained by the Palatine Park District. Today it is a public museum and library focusing on local history. A gem for history lovers, it features countless heirlooms and relics from Palatine’s past.
Cook Memorial Library is located in Libertyville, Illinois. It was built for contractor and politician Ansel B. Cook in 1878 as a Victorian house. Cook later donated this property to become a library. After Cook's death, the building received a major Neoclassical-style renovation, and was converted into a library, opening to the public in the year 1921. It was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on August 16, 2001.
The Midwest Museum of Natural History was formerly the building of Universalist Church. Today this structure has undergone massive changes and now is the Midwest Museum of Natural History with variety of exhibits and other features. Check website for details.