Northwest Territory Historic Center
  1. Home
  2. Museums & Art
  3. Museums
  4. Northwest Territory Historic Center


The Northwest Territory Historic Center, now a Smithsonian affiliate museum, was built in 1908 as Dixon’s South Central School. Visit the Native American-Black Hawk War exhibit, early American farming exhibit, Ronald Reagan museum exhibit and learn more about local history. The Center includes a museum store and art gallery on the first floor, a restored classroom where Ronald Reagan attended 6th grade, an auditorium with surround-sound theater and Veterans History Project regional center.