The Savanna Museum & Cultural Center opened in 2011. On the first floor you will find exciting and constantly changing events and exhibits. Permanent displays, exhibits & collections are housed on the second and third floors.
The original renovation & construction started in 2008. After more than 50 volunteers and over 8,000 volunteer hours, the museum opened in 2011 after receiving the  Illinois Governor’s Hometown Award in 2010. A second round of renovation led to a Grand Re-Opening in 2021 and the addition of a new permanent exhibit honoring Carroll County's Florence Nightingale: Helen Scott Hay

Civil War Soldiers

The most incredible civil war display anywhere. Mr. Gene Wright, a retired history teacher has spent his entire life collecting the civil war displays and proudly displays over 120 Mannequins that tells a story of each brave soldier. A must see! 


Wayne King Room

Big Band Leader Wayne King was born in Savanna, Illinois. An American musician, songwriter, singer and orchestra leader with a long association with both NBC and CBS. Known as "The Waltz King" for his song "The Waltz You Saved for Me"


Model Railroad​

HO scale operating model railroad layout that depicts the Savanna Railroading in the 1950’s. The railroad has the CB&Q (Burlington Railroad and the Milwaukee Road on the layout.


Helen Scott Hay
A daughter of Carroll County, Helen traveled the world helping create a profession called nursing.
Come get acquainted with Helen, one of the most decorated and honored American nurses in history.