The Monumental Archives

Olmstead Museum

Depot Street , Somonauk Illinois
Museum Hours are: 
Sundays, 2 - 4 PM
Except Holidays
The Good Photographs of the Museum 
are credited to talented local Photographer, Bruce Van Pelt, 
the poor ones are by me,


Entrance  to the upstairs museum, scan tag on door.
Marie Louise Olmstead ( Miller ) and her husband, Lorenzo Bird, 
who outlived her by 35 years....

The Chicago Tribune, Nov 23, 1963, may be the newest item to the museum collections.

Large framed photograph of Edwin Booth,  John Wilkes' brother.
We think Abraham Lincoln is in this photo taken sometime during the 1858 Ottawa Lincoln-Douglas Debate weekend.

The Early American Room
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