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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!  

Rental information is at the bottom of this page.  

Keep up  with us here, on Facebook Instagram & Twitter to see what we're up to next!  

ClickHEREfor photos of some past events and programs!


Click here to pay or Purchase Tickets for any event:

fundraising GIFT CARDS FOR texas roadhouse

​​Location: Douglas County Museum
Due Date: ​Friday, November 30th
Time: By 4:00 PM

Purchase Texas Roadhouse gift cards and they will donate 10% of each card to the museum! On top of that, every gift card $30 or more will receive a $5 bounce back voucher!  It's simple! Stop in anytime during normal business hours and we will put in your gift card order.  

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 large 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.

Rental Form


2018 Photography Contest Awards Day


​​​Location: Douglas County Museum​
Date: ​Saturday, November 24th
Time: 12:00 PM 


Cash prizes for the winners are donated by these awesome local businesses & individuals:

Gold Sponsor: J.B.H & Co., Inc. of Arcola
Silver Sponsors: Dr. Robert and Priscilla Arrol of Arcola & The Kiwanis Club of Tuscola
Bronze Sponsors: Vintage Karma of Tuscola & Joe's Pizza of Tuscola

Breakfast With Santa

​​Location: Douglas County Museum
Date: ​Saturday, December 1st
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

As a part of Christmastown in Tuscola, we are hosting our annual Breakfast with Santa at the museum! Free to attend! Come talk with Santa, enjoy doughnuts, milk and juice, and every child gets to pick out a free gift!

Thank you to our sponsors:

The Tuscola Princesses

Tuscola Kiwanis Club

McDonald's of Tuscola

Frank & Marlene Lincoln

Thank you to everyone who donated toys or contributed toward the event! We could not do this without all of you!