In 2008 a small group of volunteers began the renovation and construction of the Savanna Museum & Cultural Center.
By 2010, than 50 volunteers and over 8000 volunteer hours led to the receipt of the Illinois Governor's Hometown Award
In 2011 the museum opened its doors to the public with the permanent exhibits of the Civil War Collection, Model Railroad and Wayne King Room.
In 2021, after a decade of community events and activities, a second round of renovation led to a Grand Re-Opening with the addition of an exhibit honoring Helen Scott Hay, famous for her Red Cross work at the turn of the 20th century.
Open Saturday & Sunday Noon-4 PM
from the first weekend in
May through the last weekend in October
Tours by Appointment
The museum houses permanent exhibits on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
For a glimpse of
Civil War Stories
The Wayne (Waltz) King Room
Helen Scott Hay, Red Cross Nurse
Please join us for any or All 2022 Events!
Music at the Museum monthly musical performances, including the Lonny Lynn Orchestra
Explore the museum on a Family Scavenger Hunt
The second annual Creativity on the Move
We are an Immigrant Nation stories of our roots
Hometown Collections returns
Autumn Gala, our annual fundraiser dinner
Pumpkins and Potatoes a celebration of local agriculture
Wild Palisades a glimpse of area flora and fauna
As always, the year will end with the beautiful Festival of Trees