MEMBER OF NASA MUSEUM ALLIANCE. SEVERAL COLLECTIONS FROM NASA. WATCH FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS!
NASA Memorabilia: Items from Pekin's native Astronaut, Commander Scott D. Altman. Hubble space telescope image collection, Apollo photo collection of Albert Seipert, Deputy Director of NASA and collections o flight patches.
Astronaut Scott D. Altman
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Information on Abraham Lincoln in Tazewell County sites and friends, PLUS copies of court cases found in the Tazewell County Courthouse.
President Abraham Lincoln
EARLY EXPLORERS: French, British & Colonial influence.
Captain John Cook
EARLY INDUSTRY: Maps, documents and artifacts on coal mines. Information on companies like Caterpillar, Distilleries, etc., that played an important role in our economic development.
Coal Mining Artifacts
HINNER'S ORGAN FACTORY: A piano and two organs from 1917 are on display.
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS: Information from 1680 to the present.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Over 800 Cole's photographs of early male settlers of Tazewell County. Come and see if YOUR ancestor is HERE!
PRE-HISTORY: Mammoth teeth and bones.
NATIVE AMERICANS: Artifacts from our local Native American history.
RAILROADS: Photos, artifacts, documents, documents, blueprints, maps and historical information. Tazewell County was a major railroad hub and the museum has a large, archival library collection.
SENATOR EVERETT M. DIRKSEN COLLECTION: Contains artifacts, clothing and law library.
WARTIME MEMORABILIA: Veteran's room with items from the Civil War to today's recent conflicts. A large Civil War Library of the Unions and Confederacy, Army & Navy consisting of over 400 volumes- including a map collection.