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Artifact

COLLECTION

The Museum's Permanent Collection

The museum's permanent object collection contains over 20,000 items.  These objects range in size from thimbles to cast iron stoves.  The collection began in 1972 when the museum was founded at its original home, the Wilber Mansion.  At the time, our museum was a house museum dedicated to showcasing life in earlier time periods.  The collection grew to include significant pieces of furniture from notable Champaign County families and large amounts of textiles in the form of clothing and accessories.  As the Museum's mission has evolved during the move to the Cattle Bank today we are more focused on individual items that tell the unique stories of our residents and the events that have shaped the county.  

 

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Object Collection
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Research Library
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Photographic Collection
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Archive Collection

Champaign County 

History Museum

 

102 East University Avenue

Champaign, Illinois 61820

president@champaigncountyhistory.org

phone: 217-356-1010

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