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  Rantoul

  Chanute Aerospace Museum

  1011 Pacesetter Drive

  Rantoul  IL   61866    

  Phone  217 893-1613

  Web Site www.aeromuseum.org

  Toll Free  877- RANTOUL

  Description  30 aircraft on display, life at Chanute base, ground equipment, more

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Aviation

  New or Updated:  8/12/2007

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Illinois
Rock Island
Fryxell Geology Museum
Swenson Hall of Geosciences, Augustana College
Rock Island IL
Phone
309 794-7318
Web Site
http://www.augustana.edu/academ/geology/fryxell.htm
Description 1500 rock, mineral & fossil specimens - has been closed, to reopen spring 2002
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Science Museum
Field of Study/Science Facility Geology
 

  IL

  Rock Island

  Rock Island Arsenal Museum

  Building 60

  Lock Y Dam #15

  Rock Island  IL    61201    

  Phone   309 794-5338

  Web   http://www.ria.army.mil/Base%20Ops/museum.htm

  Description  on an island in the Mississippi in military use since 1816, factory for US

                    Army ordnance, 1100 weapons on display

  Type of Resource   Specialty

  Primary Focus  Military

  Collection A-F Arms

  New or Updated     2/9/2006
 

  IL

  Rosemont

  Stephens Museum of Hummels

  Stephens Convention Center Lobby

  5555 North River Road

  Rosemont  IL  60018    

  Phone  847 692-4000

  Web Site  http://www.stephenshummelmuseum.com/

  Description  extensive collection of Hummel figurines

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Collection  Porcelain

  New or Updated:  4/16/2006

    IL
 
Schaumburg
  Chicago Athenaeum at Schaumburg
 
190 S Roselle Rd
  Schaumburg IL  60193 
 
Phone  847 895-3950
  Web Site  http://www.chi-athenaeum.org/default.htm
 
Description dedicated to design -- architectural, industrial, graphic.  Maintains photo                         and film archives, maintains nearby Sculpture park
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
  Primary Focus  Industrial
  Field of Study/Science Facility  Architecture
  Collection N-Z  Sculpture
  Research /Reading  Archives
  New or Updated:  07/26/2003

Illinois
Sugar Grove
Air Classics Museum of Aviation
Aurora Municipal Airport
43W77 Route 30
Sugar Grove IL
Phone 
630 466-0888
Web Site *****
Description  military and training planes, uniforms, memorabilia
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Aviation

Illinois
Teutopolis
Teutopolis Monastery Museum
Route 40 East & South Garrott Street
Teutopolis IL
Phone 217 857-3586
Alt Web http://www.effinghamil.com/visitorsbureau/attractions.htm
Description 30 rooms in former Franciscan Novitiate, articles used by Friars and pioneer history, Mausoleum, church
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Religion
Building Type Religious
Collection A-F Bibles
Collection N-Z Stained Glass

  IL
 
Volo
  Volo Antique Auto Museum & Village
 
27582 W Volo Village Road
  Volo IL  60073   
 
Phone  815 385-3644
  Alt Phone  815 344-2947
  Web Site  http://www.volocars.com/entertainment.html
  Description  collection of attractions, focused on antique dealers
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
  Primary Focus  Automotive
  New or Updated:  08/02/2003

  IL
 
West Frankfort
 
National Coal Museum
 
1941 Logan Road
 
West Frankfort  IL  62896    
 
Phone  618 937-2625
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://www.kentlaw.edu/ilhs/coalmus.htm
 
Description  closed in late 1999
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Industrial
 
Industry /Profession  Mining
 
New or Updated:  08/11/2003

  IL
 
Wheaton
 
Billy Graham Center Museum
 
500 College Avenue
 
Wheaton College
 
Wheaton  IL  60187    
 
Phone  630 752-5909
 
Web Site  http://www.wheaton.edu/bgc/museum/
 
E-mail  mailto:bgcmus@wheaton.edu
 
Description  chronicles Protestant evangelistic activity in America from 17th-mid 20                         century, concentration on 19th century, lithographs, gospel recordings
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Religion
 
New or Updated:  08/11/2003

Illinois
Wood River
Wood River Refinery History Museum
Highway 111
Mail: PO Box 76 Roxana IL 62084
Wood River IL
Phone 
618 255-3718
Web Site  http://www.wrrhm.org/
E-mail  mailto:museum@wrrhm.org
Alt Web   http://www.shellhistorymuseum.org/
Description  history of still working refinery, located in buildings formerly part of complex, including Shell Research Laboratory
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Industrial
Industry /Profession  Oil

Illinois
Zion
Platen Press Museum
3051 Sheridan Road
Zion IL  60099
Phone 
847 731-1945
Web Site
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Industrial
Industry /Profession  Printing

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