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Illinois
DeKalb
NIU Historical Scenic Collection
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL  60115
Phone 
815 753-8253
Web Site http://www.vpa.niu.edu/theater/Aweb1.htm
Description comprehensive collection of Manhattan Opera Company and Chicago Civic Opera scenery, maquettes, backdrops of operas
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Entertainment
Field of Study/Science Facility  Theater

Illinois
Dixon
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home
810 South Hennepin Ave
Dixon IL 61021
Phone 815 288-5176
Alt Phone 815 288-3404
Web Site
Alt Web http://www.dixonil.com/attractions.htm
Description Reagan lived here from 1920-23 as a child
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus President
Nature of Group or Site Government
Industry  Politics
Era 1920
New or Updated: 05/24/2003

  IL

  Elmhurst

  American Movie Palace Museum

  152 North York 2nd Floor

  York Theatre Building

  Elmhurst  IL 60126    

  Phone  630 782-1800

  Web   http://www2.hawaii.edu/~angell/thsa/museum.html

  Description  drawings, photos, memorabilia of the great movie palaces

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Entertainment

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Architecture

  Collection G-M  Models

  Collection   Photography

  Owner/Operator:  Theatre Historical Society of America

  New or Updated   1/19/2006


Illinois
Elmhurst
Lizzadro Museum Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill
Elmhurst IL 60126
Phone 708 833-1616
Web Site http://www.lizzadromuseum.org/
Description Oriental carvings, largely jade, gemstones, mineral
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Natural History
Field of Study/Science Facility Minerals
Collection G-M Gems
New or Updated: 06/03/2003

Illinois
Eureka
Ronald Reagan Exhibit Eureka College
300 East College Avenue
Cerf College Center
Eureka IL 61530
Phone 309 467-6407
Web Site http://reagan.eureka.edu/Legacy/exhibit.html
Description Reagan memorabilia from college through the presidency
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus President
Nature of Group or Site Government
Field of Study/Science Facility Politics
New or Updated: 06/05/2003

  IL

  Forreston

  Lazarus Motor Museum

  211 Walnut Street

  PO Box 368

  Forreston IL   61030    

  Phone   815 938-2250

  Web Site 

  Description  all we've got is the address & phone number

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Automotive

  New or Updated:  10/1/2004


  IL
 
Galena
 
US Grant Home State Historic Site
 
500 Bouthililer Street
 
PO Box 333
 
Galena   IL  61036    
 
Phone   815 777-3310
 
Web Site  http://www.granthome.com/
 
E-mail  mailto:granthome@granthome.com
 
Alt Web  http://state.il.us/hpa/hs/Galena.htm
 
Description  Grant retired here after his presidency
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  President
 
Nature of Group or Site  Government
 
Industry /Profession Politics
 
Era  1865
 
Owner/Operator:  Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
 
New or Updated:  2/8/2004
 

  IL

  Galena

  Grant Hills Antique Auto Museum

  US Highway 20

  Galena   IL    61036    

  Phone   815 777-2115

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://homepage.interaccess.com/~jnhenry/about.htm

  Description

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Automotive

  New or Updated:   9/29/2004

Illinois
Glenview
Hartung's Auto and License Plate Museum
3623 West Lake Street
Glenview IL  60025
Phone 
708 724-4354
Web Site  http://www.classicar.com/museums/hartung/hartung.htm
Description  the web site is currently down, museum holds over 100 vehicles and large license plate collection
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Automotive
Collection A-F

  IL

  Heyworth

  Simpkins War Museum

  605 East Cole

  Heyworth  IL

  Phone   309 473-3989

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.bloomingtonnormal.com/community/directory/attraction.php3?ATTID=41

  Description  personal collection of military artifacts from Civil War to present --

                    concentration on personal and uniform-related items such as shoulder

                    parches, headgear, uniforms, personal weapons

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  New or Updated:  9/18/2004

 

  IL

  Joliet

  Slovenian Heritage Museum

  431 N Chicago Street

  Joliet    IL

  Phone   815 727-1926

  Web Site  http://www.swua.org/museum2.html - About

  Description  Artifacts, memorabilia, keepsakes, photos &books from Slovenia

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Group Identity   Eastern European

  New or Updated:   8/6/2004

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