Northwest Territory Historic Center

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.

  • Address: 205 W. 5th St., Dixon, IL 61021
  • Phone: 815-288-5508
  • Web: nthc.org