Lee County Museums

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home & Welcome Center

The display area has an old fashioned 1850′ s printing press, historic newspapers and photographs showcasing the Telegraph and Dixon’s past.

Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society

Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society

Welcome to the Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society located in Dixon, Illinois. We hope you find your visit a productive and pleasurable user experience.

John Deere Historic Site

John Deere Historic Site 

The company John Deere founded has a presence around the world, but it all started right here in Grand Detour, Illinois. When you step foot on these grounds, it will feel like taking a step back in time.

Northwest Territory Historic Center

NW Territory Historic Center

Northwest Territory Historic Center is an Smithsonian Affiliate museum with exhibits featuring Ronald Reagan’s Classroom, Blackhawk’s story of the Blackhawk Indian war and more.

Amboy Depot Museum

Amboy Depot Museum 

This Illinois Central Railroad Depot, built in 1876, has been completely renovated and is now a 19-room museum reflecting the history of the Amboy area.

Franklin Creek Grist Mill

Franklin Creek Grist Mill 

Franklin Creek Grist Mill was built by volunteers, this is the only true water-powered operating grist mill in Illinois. 


Loveland Community House and Museum

Loveland Community House Museum

This is a turn of the century community house with a museum of local exhibits that include some of Charles Walgreens original store equipment to mention one, worth the trip to learn the local history.

 The Dixon Evening Telegraph Museum

The Telegraph Museum

The display area has an old fashioned 1850′ s printing press, historic newspapers and photographs showcasing the Telegraph and Dixon’s past.