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  Illinois
Arcola
Johnny Gruelle Raggedy Ann and Andy Museum
110 E Main Street
Arcola IL  61910
Phone 
217 268-4908
Web Site  www.raggedyann-museum.org
Description  Life and times of the Creator of the characters
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Collection A-F  Dolls

Illinois
Arlington Heights
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame
2625 South Clearbrook Dr
Arlington IL  60005
Phone 
847 437-3077
Web Site  *****
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Sports
Nature of Group or Site Hall of Fame

  IL
 
Atwood
 
Harris Agricultural Museum
 
202 West Locust
 
Atwood  IL  61913    
 
Phone   217 578-2231
 
Web Site  http://www.ccmmra.com/museum.html
 
E-mail  mailto:harrisagmuseum@harriscompanies.com
 
Description  antique tractors, engines, farm equipment - by appointment only
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Agricultural
 
Industry /Profession Farming
 
Collection G-M  Machinery
 
Collection N-Z  Tractors
 
New or Updated:   2/9/2004

Illinois
Aurora
African American Heritage Museum and Black Veteran
126 South Kendall
Aurora IL
Phone 
630 375-0657
Web Site  *****
Description  wooden sculptures by one man memorializing African American history
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Collection N-Z  Sculpture
Group Identity African American

Illinois
Arcola
Illinois Amish Interpretive Center
111 South Locust Street
Arcola IL 61910
Phone 217 268-3599
Web Site www.amishcenter.com
Description
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Religion
Group Identity Amish

  IL
 
Benton
 
Beatles Mini Museum
 
113 McCann Street
 
Benton  IL  62812    
 
Phone  618 438-2328
 
Web Site  http://www.rendlake.com/pages/local/historical.htm-franklin
 
Description  nostalgia and collectables of famed rock band, from the period when                         George Harrison spent time there in 1963
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Entertainment
 
Industry/Profession  Music
 
New or Updated:  08/17/2003

  IL
 
Benton
 
Franklin County Garage Museum
 
211 N  Main Street
 
Benton  IL
 
Phone  618 438-2121
 
Web Site  http://www.rendlake.com/pages/local/historical.htm-franklin
 
Description  county's first Ford dealership, still retains most of the original equipment,                         restored as showroom and shop
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Automotive
 
Building Type  Commercial
 
New or Updated:  08/17/2003

Illinois
Bloomington
Prairie Aviation Museum
Central Illinois Regional Airport
2929 East Empire Street
Bloomington IL
Phone 309 663-7632
Web Site http://www.prairieaviationmuseum.org/
Description aviation history with models, photos, Ozark Airlines memorabilia, several airplanes, helicopters & military ground vehicles
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Aviation
Collection G-M Models
New or Updated: 04/12/2003
 

  IL

  Bloomington

  IL Coaches Assoc Golf Hall of Fame

  502 Sale Barn Road

  Bloomington  IL   61701    

  Phone   309 434-2217

  Web Site  http://www.bloomingtonnormal.com/community/directory/attraction.php3?ATTI

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  Description  at golf course, honors high school coaches & players

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Sports

  Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame

  Industry /Profession Golf

  New or Updated:   9/7/2004

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Chicago
American Police Center & Museum
1717 South State Street
currently listed at 1926 S Canalport, Chicago 60616
Chicago IL
Phone 312 455-8709
Web Site http://www.speakeasy.org/~rescue22/Page_12/Fire%20Museum.html
Alt Web http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/ILCHIpolice.html
Description CLOSED electric chair you can sit in, police memorabilia, gangster relics
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Industry /Profession Law Enforcement
New or Updated: 05/07/2003

Chicago Marine & Aviation Center
11432 South Saint Lawrence Ave
Chicago IL  60628
Phone 
773 928-2841
Web Site  *****
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime

International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 North Lake Shore Dr
Chicago IL  60610
Phone 
312 642-6502
Web Site www.imss.org
Alt Web http://skyways.lib.ks.us/museums/kng/
Description  medical equipment including x-ray machine, paintings of surgical practices and famous surgeons
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

Illinois
Chicago
Peace Museum

314 W Institute Place
Chicago IL 60610
Phone 
312 440-1860
Web Site  www.peacemuseum.org
Description  Exhibits on people and actions that further peace
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

Polish Museum of America
984 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago IL
Phone 
773 384-3352
Web Site  www.pma.prcua.org/english/main/museum
Description  both Polish and Polish American art and history
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Collection A-F  Costumes
Collection G-M  Jewelry

Group Identity  Eastern European
Research /Reading  Library

Spertus Museum
618 South Michigan Ave
Chicago IL  60605
Phone 
312 322-1747
Web Site  www.spertus.edu/Museum.html
E-mail  mailto:museum@spertus.edu
Description  Holocaust Memorial, ARTiFACT Center (children), Gallery of Generations, 10,000 items in collection
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Group Identity  Jewish

 

 

 


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