Mural Final Ta-Dah!

Date: Saturday, May 8th
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Douglas County Museum
Cost: Free

Come help us celebrate the Douglas County Museum mural with food, music, and more! Our finale work day for the museum mural is set for May 8th. We ask you to join us for a fun spring event while we complete the final touchups on the mural.
There will be music by JMT Trio, food from Slow Spark BBQ, and some antique cars in our museum parking lot from the owner of Ta’Carbon for you to see.
JMT Trio will play from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. BBQ will be open at 11:00 AM.
We will also be presenting a plaque for the mural. The event will go as long as needed for us to complete the work!
We are so happy the response to the mural has been so positive and look forward to celebrating with you!

Building Rentals

Interested in renting out the Museum for an event or even just a short meeting? We rent out our main exhibit space for all kinds of events from short business meetings to fundraising events.  Our exhibit cases are all on wheels and can move off the floor.  We also have a full kitchen, dinner service sets, flatware, dishes, banquet tables, and chairs that are available for you to use. If you are interested in renting the building for your event, please call us at 217-235-2535 or email us at  Download the rental form and send it along with your request.

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Douglas Co. Scavenger Hunt

Due Date: Monday, April 12th, 2021
Where: Douglas County Museum
Cost: Free

It’s time to go out and explore Douglas County!  We have organized this scavenger hunt in two parts. Travel to these specific historic places and take a photo of each place.  Please E-mail your name, contact information, and photos to us at and you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate for Joe’s Pizza in Tuscola and a second winner will be drawn for a $50 gift certificate at Yoder’s Kitchen in Arthur.  Complete both scavenger hunts and you will be entered twice!  Please contact us with any questions.  Photos are due to the museum by Monday, April 12th, 2021.  Please make sure you get a confirmation email back stating we received your entry.

Please be mindful that some places are private property or have caretakers so please do not trespass and only take a photo.

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Motorcycle Exhibit

Date: Winter 2021-22
Time: Open regular hours AND Saturdays from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Douglas County Museum
Cost: Free

The motorcycle exhibit is returning to the museum!  Dust off those winter blues and come see motorcycles & memorabilia from individuals, businesses and clubs in the area.  Have something you'd like exhibited?  Let us know!  There is no admission at the museum but donations are always welcome.

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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!  

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ClickHEREfor photos of some past events and programs!