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MUSEUMS & HISTORY

1930’s Preserving Agriculture Museum
Quincy
217.224.9249
Open by Appointment Only
The Preserving Agriculture History Museum showcases agriculture machinery that would be found in a typical 80-120 acre farm in the Midwest during the 1930’s. It also includes many of the things that would be found in a typical 1930’s farmhouse. This museum is free and open to groups.


All Wars Museum
1707 North 12th St, Quincy
217.222.8641
Hours: Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Weekends: 9:00am-4:00pm
Free to Public
Museum of United States military history from the American Revolution to Operation Enduring Freedom.


Dollhouses Then & Now
123 North 4th St | 217.228.4505
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm (closed 1-2pm daily)
Guided tours available Wed 10am-1pm
or by appointment.
Admission: $3 adults $2 Children

Museum that houses over 60 vintage furnished doll houses from the 1920's- to current. The architectural designs and fashions depict and present the evolution of homes and furnishings from then to now. Also is the Then and Now gift shop which is complete with collectable doll house furnishings for sale. Children enjoy playing the scavenger hunt and viewing the 1949 "Disney House" and the 1924 Tootsie Toy house furnished with Tootsie toy pieces. Located inside Taylor's Furniture Store, along the square in Quincy's downtown business district.

Dr. Richard Eell’s House
415 Jersey Street, Quincy
217.222.1799
An early Quincy physician and leading abolitionist built this two-story brick house, which was an Underground Railroad site from 1835 to 1846. Tours are available by appointment.


Gardner Museum of Architecture
332 Maine Street, Quincy
217.224.6873
Hours: Wednesday- Saturday 1:00-4:00pm
Admission: $3
Museum showcases the distinctive architectural and design heritage of Quincy. Housed in the 1889 public library, this Richardsonian Romanesque building is listed on the National Register of historic Places and offers a variety of exhibits and programs year-round.
www. gardnermuseumarchitecture.org


German Historic District
4th to 12th Street, Adams to Jersey Streets, Quincy
The South Side German Historic District encompasses most of Quincy’s southwest quarter. In the late 1800’s, as much as 70% of the area was inhabited by German immigrants. The district became known as “Calf Town,” due to the fact that almost every household had a cow or calf tied in their backyard. The original German YMCA building, built in 1893, is located on the southeast corner of 9th and State Street.


Governor John Wood Mansion, 1835 Log Cabin, and Parsonage
425 South 12th Street, Quincy | 217.222.1835
Closed November- March, Office hours Tues-Fri, 10am-2pm, Sat 10am - 2pm.
All-inclusive Full Site Pass:Adults: $10; Children $5.50
Mansion and Lincoln Gallery Admission: Adults: $8; Children $4
History Museum Admission: Adults: $3; Children $1.50
The John Wood Mansion is the restored home of Quincy's founder and the twelfth Governor of Illinois. The mansion is recognized by historians and architects as one of the Midwest's finest existing examples of Greek Revival architecture. Also on the property is a 1835 Pioneer Log Cabin, preserved, refurbished authentically, with a pioneer garden. The History Museum displays items depicting the history of Adams County, and the Visitor's Center houses a gift shop & The Lincoln Gallery. 10% Discount to members of the Time Travelers Program.


Illinois Veteran’s Home, All Wars Museum, and Deer Park
1707 North 12th Street, Quincy
217.222.8641
Museum Hours: Mon-Fri 1-4pm,
Weekends 9am-4pm / Free
The Illinois Veteran’s Home of Quincy is one of our nation’s largest and oldest veterans home. It not only generates its own electrical power, but also owns and maintains it own water, sewer, gas, telephone and data network systems as well. The Veteran’s Home also houses the All Wars Museum, which has exhibits spanning from the American Revolution to Desert Storm. Visit the deer and buffalo parks within the grounds.

Indian Mounds Park and Pool
1400 S 5th Street, Quincy, IL
Pool: 217.228.9219
Park District: 217.223.7703
Indian Mounds Park is one of the few public places in the state where visitors can view Native American mounds. Eight burial mounds are preserved in the park. Visitors can view burial mounds, a statue of a Native American girl, and travel through a walking time line. The park is also home to newly remodeled swimming pool. The pool, which opened in July of 2003, features waterslides, geysers, diving boards, sand volleyball, and sloped pool entrance.
Pool Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri: 12-6pm
Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun: 12-9pm


Mississippi Valley Antique Auto Museum
Front & Cedar, Quincy
217.223.1238 | 217.223.9078
| 217.440.8452
Hours: Memorial Day- Labor Day, Sundays Only 12:00pm-4:00pm
Admission: $2
Over 40 antique cars and related displays.
A sheer delight for auto buffs everywhere, this antique car museum housed 35 cars and related displays. Open Sundays memorial Day through Labor Day.


Quincy Art Center
1515 Jersey, Quincy
217.223.5900
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 1:00-4:00pm
Free to Public
Museum of the visual arts with a variety of rotating exhibitions throughout the year.
Come to Quincy’s museum of visual arts and enjoy a variety of activities, such as lectures, visiting artists’ classes and demonstrations
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Quincy Museum
1601 Maine St, Quincy
217.224.7669
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 1:00-5:00pm
Closed Mid-November, January, February
Admission: $3
Museum that houses traveling exhibits, a children’s discovery museum, and entirely restored first floor in 1890’s style. Enter the Newcomb-Stillwell Mansion and step back in time. The first floor is decorated in 1890s fashion, and the second and third floors house rotating exhibits. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Villa Kathrine
532 Gardner Expressway, Quincy
217.224.3688
Call for Hours / Admission: $3
The Villa Kathrine is a unique example of Mediterranean architecture in the Midwest. The Villa is located on a bluff with a breath taking view of the Mississippi River. Built for Quincy native and world traveler George Metz, Villa Kathrine was based on his sketches and photos of villas in various parts of the Islamic world. It has a number of interesting features, including a “harem” room and a courtyard, which surrounds a reflecting pool. The building now houses Quincy’s Tourist Information Center.


World Aero Space Museum
1659 Hwy 104, Quincy
217.885.3800
Hours by Appointment: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm / Free
World Aero Space Museum displays aircraft from the Cold War era. It is the only museum known in the world today preserving these types of aircraft in one location.Most of the aircraft displayed are in working, flying condition. This allows veterans and people of all ages to see these planes up close and in the air. Aircraft on display include MiG21,MiG29, L39, L39MS, Romanian IAR 823, and the CJ6A.

 

 

Area Arts Organizations
Quincy’s large cultural impact is due to its many finely restored museums, active theatre, well preserved architecture, and its active Society of Fine Arts.

Quincy welcomes 25,000 people from the tri-state area each year to its Community Theatre for 7 productions in main stage and student theatre.

The Quincy Society of Fine Arts (QSFA), America’s first Community Arts Council, was founded in 1947 to "stimulate the practice and appreciation of the fine arts."

The arts have a large support base in the Quincy community, with half the organizations’ annual budgets coming in the form of memberships, volunteer time and donated services.

Listed below are area arts organizations. For the latest information on upcoming arts events, individuals may call the ARTS hotline at (217) 228-ARTS.

American Association of University Women
217.223.6175

American Guild of Organists
217.228.9034

Big River Carvers Club
217.222.2429

Culver-Stockton College Fine Arts
217.231.6000

Friends of the Castle
217.222.2949

Friends of the Dr. Richard Eells House
217.222.1799

Gardner Museum of Architecture & Design
217.224.6873

German Village Society
217.223.7818

Great River Barbershop Chorus
217.223.5426

Great River Genealogical Society

217.223.6242

Great River Watercolor Society
217.223.5900 | 217.224.3350

Hannibal-LaGrange College of Fine Arts
573.221.3675

Historic Quincy Business District
217.228.8696

Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County
217.222.1835

John Wood Community College Fine Arts
217.224.6500

LDM Productions
217.224.6736 | 217.222.6991

Mid-Mississippi Muddy Water Blues Society
217.224.3041

Mississippi River Brass Band
217.224.3199

Muddy River Opera Company
217.222.2856 | 217.223.8605

Photographic Society of Quincy
217.434.8742

Quincy Art Center
217.223.5900

Quincy Artists Guild
217.222.6222

Quincy China Painters Guild
217.222.2152 | 217.223.6266

Quincy Civic Music Association
217.277.9500

Quincy Community Concert Band
217.223.4327 | 217.224.5269

Quincy Community Theatre
217.222.3209

Quincy Conservatory/Illinois State Music Teachers Association
217.223.0669

Quincy History Round Table
217.222.8910

Quincy Museum
217.224.7669

Quincy Notre Dame High School Fine Arts
217.223.2479

Quincy Park Band
217.224.3199

Quincy Park District
217.223.7703

Quincy Preserves
217.224.0702

Quincy Public Library

217.223.1309

Quincy Public Schools Fine Arts
217.224.3774

Quincy Sister City Commission
217.222.7980

Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association
217.222.2856

Quincy University Fine Arts
217.222.8020

Quincy Writers’ Guild
217.222.4968

Quinsippi Needleworkers
217.224.7763

St. Peter School Fine Arts
217.222.3155 | 217.223.3767

Sunday Music Series
217.228.2866

Transitions of Western Illinois
217.223.0413

Western Illinois University Bureau of Cultural Affairs
309.298.3232

Women’s City Club
217.222.2578

Young Men’s Christian Association
217.222.1400

Young Women’s Christian Association
217.222.4996

 

 

   
         

 

       
 

 
 


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