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  • Hours

    Saturaday and Sunday - March 1st to December 15th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM or by appointment.

  • Cost

    $2 adult $1 children/student

  • Children Ages

    Adult

Hume-Carnegie Museum

The mission of this museum is to preserve the local history of Mendota and the surrounding area. In the front of the museum is a life-size statue of Wild Bill Hickok, who was born in Troy Grove, IL, which is located five miles south and two miles east of Mendota. Inside the museum we have a large display of James Butler (Wild Bill) Hickok and his family. We have two levels of history of Mendota, including a bomb shell that was manufactured in Mendota, information of Helen Hokinson, who graduated from Mendota High School and went on to draw cartoons for the New Yorker, and a number of sports people who graduated from Mendota High School and continued careers in sports. Most notable would be Bill Brown who played with the Minnesota Vikings.
There is a room displaying the many schools that began in Mendota,including Wartburg Seminary and one that moved to Aurora IL. Both still exist to this day. There are many other artifacts of Mendota history.

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    901 Washington Street Mendota, IL 61342
  • Contact Information Shirley Pierson 815-539-3373 Website
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