The Savanna Museum & Cultural Center opened in 2011 and offers exciting and constantly changing events and traveling exhibits. The Museum’s permanent displays, exhibits & collections are housed on the second and third floors. Renovation & construction began in 2008 with more than 50 volunteers and over 8,000 volunteer hours. In 2010, the Museum received the  Illinois Governor’s Hometown Award in recognition.  

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! 

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.

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"

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