The Tazewell County Museum is dedicated to the preservation and protection of historic sites, buildings and artifacts important in the development of Tazewell County and to the education of the public about the early history of Tazewell County and its importance in the development of the State of Illinois and the United States as a whole.
Union Civil War Re-enactment Uniform. The Uniform is a blue 1 star General's Uniform. It belonged to Fred Soady who was a teacher at PCHS and ICC. It was given to the Museum by Bryan Soady, son of Fred.
Right: Civil War Document.
Left: Civil War Document Donated Card
Left: Original New York Herald Newspaper of President Abraham Lincoln's Assassination
Right: New York Herald Newspaper of the Abraham Lincoln Assassination
Left: Pioneer style Broad Axe hand forged blade of kentucky style hickory wood handle with initials A. L. inscribed on handle. Undocumented Abraham Lincoln item but came from Petersburg, IL. area purchased at auction 30 years ago.
Below: Civil War Books
Above: Civil War Photos
Left: A collection of over 400 Civil War Books are on display at the Museum. They were the property of the original Tazewell County Museum at he Courthouse. Official records of the Union and Confederate Navies.
Right: Official records of the Union and Confederate Armies on display at Museum. The record books were printed in 1896.