Museums

Several locations in Oregon offer visitors the opportunities to step back in time and experience life as it used to be.

Ogle County Historical Museum

This museum, located in the Ruby Nash home, a former teacher in the Oregon School system, rewards visitors with a glimpse of life from the late 1800s through the early 1900s.  Filled with antiques and artifacts, it is now the home of many important pieces that once belonged to prominent Ogle County citizens.  Open to the public on Thursdays and Sundays, the museum is located at 111 N 6th Street.  For more information, visit their website or call 815.732.6106.

Billy Barnhart Museum

Located on the 2nd floor of Conover Square, visitors will be immersed in the very old and not so old.  There are farm implements, kitchen items, clothing, toys, buggies, sleighs and many more items from long ago.  Interspersed are collectible items from the 40s through the 70s.

 

Chana School Museum

The Chana school, an 1883 two room school house listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on the east side of the Rock River at Oregon Park East.  Now a museum, it provides living history, school educational programs, and seasonal special events throughout the year.  On summer weekend afternoons out on the lawn, visitors will find the Oregon Ganymedes Vintage Baseball Club playing old fashioned baseball with other vintage teams.