Billy Barnhart Museum

Conover Square 2nd Floor Suite #141857

Located in the historic Conover Square Mall, this museum features rooms of vintage toys, collectibles, sleighs, farm equipment and relics of the past. Free admission. Open year round.

Black Hawk – The Eternal Indian

The statue, created by Lorado Taft, stands 125 feet above the Rock River. Black Hawk weighs in at 536,770 pounds and is said to be the second largest concrete monolithic statue in the world. Lorado…

Byron Museum of History

110 N Union Street, Byron IL 61010

The Byron Museum of History is dedicated to preserving the Byron area’s rich history through exhibits, programs, and artifact preservation. The Museum Complex consists of a large Exhibit Hall, the historic Read House – which…

Chana School Museum

201 N River Road, Oregon IL 61061

Chana School is a Registered Historic Place in the Ogle County, Illinois, in the county seat of Oregon, Illinois. One of six Oregon sites listed on the Register, the school is an oddly shaped, two-room…

Franklin Creek Grist Mill

The Grist Mill is the only Grist Mill still powered exclusively by water in Illinois. Although a reconstruction, the original mill stood in the same site as the reconstructed mill until it was raised in…

John Deere Historical Site

8334 S. Clinton St. Grand Detour Dixon, IL 61021

The company John Deere founded has a presence around the world, but it all started just a few minutes south of Oregon in Grand Detour, Illinois. When you step foot on the grounds, it will…

Margaret Fuller and Ganymede Spring 1843

Margaret Fuller, was an American journalist, critic, and women’s rights advocate associated with the American transcendentalism movement. She was the first full-time American female book reviewer in journalism. Her book Woman in the Nineteenth Century…

Ogle County Courthouse

105 S 5th St Oregon, IL 61061

The Ogle County Courthouse is a National Register of Historic Places listing in the Ogle County, Illinois, county seat of Oregon. The building stands on a public square in the city’s downtown commercial district. The…

Ogle County Historical Museum

111 North Sixth Street, Oregon IL 61061

The Ogle County Historical Society began in 1954 as a project of the Ogle County Federation of Women’s Clubs. The Nash Home and Museum opened in 1962. It was the home of the Chester Nash…

Oregon Public Library

300 Jefferson Street, Oregon IL 61061

This Carnegie Library offers a unique experience in art. The 2nd floor boasts over 53 sculptures and paintings including works by Lorado Taft and Charles Francis Browne.