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Community Brief: Jan. 3, 2019

January 3, 2019

Old Courthouse Museum open Sunday

The general public is invited to visit the Old Courthouse Museum at 103 W. Cherry St. in Watseka from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The museum features hundreds of displays and artifacts depicting the history of the many townships and villages making up Iroquois County. A lot of the rooms are dedicated to certain events, history or businesses, such as the Wayne Hiles Military Room, the small music room, the old-time kitchen, a sitting room, the courtroom and the one-room school.

The museum is a great place to learn the history of Iroquois County and offers a lot in educating and intriguing visitors. General hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. To get more information or arrange a tour, call the museum office at 815-432-2215.

The museum is supported by the Iroquois County Historical Society, a nonprofit organization which focuses its efforts in maintaining, repairing and providing upkeep to the museum.

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