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.
There are more than 6,400 acres of prime hunting land for trophy Illinois whitetail. Reserve your hunt and include lodging with home-cooked meals.
Fish the 75-acre Dolan Lake (with 3 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 18 feet) for largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, crappie, channel catfish, and bullheads. Within the 1,683-acre Illinois state park are picnic areas with tables, outdoor stoves, and drinking water. Horseback and hiking trails as well as playground equipment are available, and a concession stand operates from April 1 to Oct. 31. Cabins and camping available.
Come out and pick your pumpkin and wander through the corn maze. Visit the main building where an assortment of items ranging from ornaments, baked goods, apple cider, jams, jellies, butter and honey are available.
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.