Richman Town Exhibit Grand opening & Museum's 40th Anniversary partY

​​DATE: Saturday, June 15th

TIME: 4:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us for a spectacular evening at our open house celebrating our 40th anniversary and the opening of our new Richman Town exhibit area on Saturday, June 15th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM!  There will be music by ORIZABA, appetizers & beverages.  There will also be wine for sale by the bottle or glass by Alto Vineyards.  There is no cost to come and enjoy the exhibit, music, or food.  We hope you can make it!

​Here is the schedule:

Building Rentals

Interested in renting out the Museum for a small get together, workshop, or meeting? We rent out a section of our main exhibit space for your smaller rental needs.  Please call us at 217-235-2535 or email us at  Download the rental form and send it along with your request.  All funds from rentals go toward preserving history and supporting the museum!

Rental Form



The Museum offers a variety of events and programs throughout the year.  We  host speakers on local historical topics, have larger events with local musicians  and exhibit openings, host craft workshops, give tours and much more!  

Rental information is at the bottom of this page.  

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ClickHEREfor photos of some past events and programs!


9th Annual Photography Contest

​​ENTRIES DUE DATE: Monday, April 29th

TIME: by 4:00 PM

We are gearing up once again for our 9th Annual Photography Contest for kids and adults! Cash prizes! Entries are due by Monday April 29th although you can drop off your photos anytime during normal business hours before that day!

We have three kids age levels: elementary, middle and high school and an amateur adult category for those over the age of 18!

This year there is NO FEE to enter! Each exhibitor can enter up to six photos (2 in color, 2 in black & white, 2 in local history). The categories are Color, Black & White and Local History and all photos must be taken in Douglas County (including all of Arthur and all of Atwood). Photos must be an 8 x 10 size or larger. You can frame your photos if you'd like, otherwise the museum has 8 x 10 frames for you to use.
Photos will be judged anonymously by artists outside of the museum staff. Awards Day TBA. Further rules and regulations are listed on the entry form.


This contest was made possible through donations by the following AWESOME local businesses & organizations:

Villa Grove Rotary Club

Odd Fellows Tuscola Lodge #316
Tuscola Kiwanis Club
Tuscola Rotary Club
Vintage Karma

Camargo Township District Library
Dansig Insurance Risk Advisors
Joe's Pizza of Tuscola
Longview Bank
Newman Regional District Library
Villa Grove State Bank

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