Plan your Visit

We offer year-round rotating exhibits.  We also have a research and genealogy library that contains files on Douglas County people, obituaries, plat books, census information, cemetery books, and more.  Also be on the look out for our programs and events by visiting the "events" tab or following us on Facebook.

If you are a school group, daycare, club or other organization, you may schedule a tour and we can work out an age-appropriate visit and activity if you'd like for your group!  Contact us by phone at 217-253-2535 or email us at

For our online research sources, please click HERE.

​Parking + Access

The museum is wheelchair accessible and located all on one level including our offices, exhibits, libraries, kitchen and restrooms, for easy access to the entire museum.  Accessible parking spots are marked and located closest to our front doors.  Restrooms are also wheelchair accessible. 

We have a large parking lot and available street parking out front.

We welcome kids of all ages to the museum.

Admission is free.  Donations are always welcome!

​Hours + Location


700 S. Main Street in Tuscola, IL. 61853.


Monday - Friday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday: By appointment

*Although we don't keep regular Saturday hours, the museum does schedule programs and events on Saturdays throughout the year.

If you would like to schedule a tour or need to make an appointment outside museum hours, please contact the museum at 217-253-2535 or email us at to set up a date and time.

The museum is closed the following holidays:

New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


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​​OPening update

Hello everyone!
We have re-opened our doors on Monday, February 1st. Please note there are certain regulations we are following to keep everyone safe.

There is a 15 person building limit, which includes staff and volunteers, so please keep your numbers to a minimum.

Please practice social distancing while on the exhibit floor.  Wear a mask.

Our research library is open by apointment.  If you need to meet with the Director, drop off any items for donation, or have any questions that require you to come into the main office, please call ahead and make an appointment. 217-253-2535

Please note we will not be holding any programs, exhibits, or allowing any rentals at this time so we can maintain the 10 person building limit.

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