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Ethnic Heritage Museum

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Six nationalities that helped shape the cultural region are represented in this home museum, built in 1850. Located in the heart of the old water power district, the house features a room for each ethnic group it represents: African American, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, and Hispanic.

Call to confirm hours and admission fees.

Visit the website for information about current exhibits.

Visitors can receive a docent guided tour every Sunday to see exhibits. The museum is handicap accessible with admission: $3 student, $5 adult and $10 family. Tours may be scheduled other days by calling the museum at (815) 962-7402.

The Graham-Ginestra House and Ethnic Heritage Museum are located in the newly named Heritage Museum Park. Visitors may check in at the Ethnic Heritage Museum - corner of Loomis and S. Main St. - for a tour of both locations.

  • Admission: (Prices are subject to change.)
    Suggested Admission: $5 student, $7 adult, $15 family, members free
  • Hours: (Hours are subject to change.)
    Sunday 2:00pm-4:00pm. Closed in January. Group tours can be arranged by calling the museum.
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