In 2004, the Historical Society began the restoration of the former County Jail to house the society’s library and genealogical collection. Nearby, the Gov. Emmerson Home contains most of their museum collection.
Three to four shows are scheduled during the academic year. Local artists are the main focus in photography, painting, sculpture,textiles and quilts, as well as other visual arts.
Interpretive Visitors Center, trails, campsites, picnic shelters, playground, fishing lake
Abraham Lincoln slept here in 1840. The collection features items from the original owner such as a bookcase, rope bed, cloak, etc. Other artifacts, plaques and pictures relating to the museum are on display. By appointment and for special events.