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Stephenson County Historical Society Museum

Category:HISTORY

The museum complex is situated on a 3-acre arboretum and includes: 1) An 1857 Italianate home build by Oscar Taylor. This home was the social center of early Freeport and may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 2) The Millerburg schoolhouse, furnished to depict rural school life circa 1920. 3) The Industry Museum which highlights the rich manufacturing heritage of Stephenson County including the Henney Company, Stover, W.T. Rawleigh and more. 4) The Arcade Toy Museum which showcases the world's largest exhibit of Arcade cast-iron toys made in Freeport by Arcade Manufacturing as well as other toys manufactured in Freeport including Structo and Realistic. 5) An authentic 1840s log cabin homestead build by Irish immigrants. Open: Wednesday thru Sunday: Noon to 4 pm; or by appointment Admission: Adults: $8; Children 6 and above: $4

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