New Attractions for July Welcome to our new attractions! The Dillon Home Museum in Sterling was home to P.W. Dillon, President of Northwestern Steel and Wire, the homes’ grandeur is a remarkable sight, as his wife, Crete, was an avid traveler, and collector of eclectic pieces and period furniture. Unique from most historic home museums, The Dillon Home retains all of the original furnishings and belongings, as the estate was conveyed to the Sterling Park District after PW.’s passing in 1980. Receive a free souvenir with your first visit through Explore More Illinois.
The Rockford Art Museum boasts a diverse yet concise collection, acclaimed modern galleries, museum store, office, studios and classrooms; since 2004 the museum has been a Partner in Excellence of the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Now comprised of more than 2,000 works of art, the RAM Permanent Collection consists of modern and contemporary American art from the 19th and 20th centuries through today, from American Impressionist paintings to Chicago Imagist works to African American Art from the Black South. Regional art with an emphasis on Illinois artists remains a steadfast focus. Admission is free. Receive 10% off most annual memberships through Explore More Illinois.
The Governor John Wood Mansion of the Historical Society of Quincy & Adams County was once the home of John Wood, Quincy's founder and Illinois' 12th Governor. Itis one of the Midwest's finest examples of Greek Revival architecture. This historically significant home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and in 2007 was named one of Illinois' 150 most important architectural structures. Receive $5.00 off any regular adult admission through Explore More Illinois.