The museum is an excellent source of early area history. Museum volunteers have collected oral history from local families. Photographs, documents and family artifacts enrich the collection. The museum presents several major exhibits a year in conjunction with special programming. These presentations have included: Mr. Lincoln’s Birthday (children), Canaller’s Breakfast, Mother’s Day Tea, Annual 4th of July Open House, Juliet Lowe’s Birthday Party (Girl Scouts), Veteran’s Day Program and the Annual Victorian Christmas. The Public is invited to all programs.
The Museum is open the first Sunday of every month, April thru October from 2 – 4 pm. and from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on most Mondays all year. Call Alice at 708-927-1092 to confirm hours.
Among the Artifacts are:
- Business & family records dating back to 1803
- County & local maps from 1875
- Old photos of homes, schools and families
- Settler’s reference books
- Native American artifacts
- Early farm tools
- Period clothing
- 19th century household implements
- Antique furniture
Both the Museum and the Robert Vial House can be opened upon request.
Groups are welcome. Please contact Alice Latham at 708-927-1092 for information.