Annual Perennial Plant Sale

Friday May 8th, 9AM-5PM

Saturday May 9th,  9AM-2PM

Free Admission


The Historical Society will host this benefit perennial plant sale. Shop for a variety of locally grown plants for sun and shade, including hostas, ferns, day lilies, native wildflowers and more. Something for every garden at very reasonable prices!

Annual Ice Cream Social

Sunday, June 7th, Noon- 4PM

Admission: $6 in advance, $7 at the door

Enjoy this family event held on the museum grounds. Your admission ticket includes ice cream and homemade pie, admission to the Taylor House, Industrial and Toy Museum, the Pioneer Log Cabin, and the One-Room Schoolhouse. More activities will be going on throughout the day. Other food will be available for purchase.


Thursday, June 18th, 2020* 5PM to 9PM

*Please note the date has been changed

Annual Meeting and Dinner

Eagles Club, 1200 W. Galena Ave.

Tickets $40 per person

                                    5:00-Social Hour- Cash Bar and Silent Auction Bidding


                                    7:00 Business Meeting and Museum/Society Update

                                    7:15 Last Silent Auction Bidding

                                    7:30 Program


Program:                   Arcade Manufacturing of Freeport: Little Toys Bring Big Changes to the                                      Stephenson County Historical Museum by Sharon Welton, Society Director


                                    This year the SCHS will be constructing a new museum building to house The National                                      Museum of Arcade Toys.  This presentation will begin the history of the company,                                      (including some newly discovered information), the evolution of the company’s line of                                      toys, and highlights of collection exhibited at the museum.  We will end with plans                                      for the new building and how it was made possible.

The Annual Dinner is one of several fundraising events that the Historical Society hosts each year.  We hope that you will consider attending this event.  Your support is vital to the ongoing success of the Stephenson County Historical Museum. 


We will also be holding a silent auction.  All profits support the Historical Society Museum