Museums

Step back in time and celebrate Beloit’s rich history amid museums and historic exhibitions!

If unique artifacts intrigue you, Historic Auto Attractions is worth a visit. Don’t let the name fool you, it not only showcases actual automobiles (and replicas) that belonged to famous individuals, but also a wide range of movie memorabilia (Marilyn Monroe’s nightgown), a NASA exhibit, furniture once used in the White House, and plenty more. Check out some of the exhibits in this video.

The Beloit Historical Society’s themed exhibitions offer a glimpse into Beloit’s olden days. The Beloit Gallery features rotating exhibits from a collection of 30,000 pieces. The Arthur Missner Veteran’s Gallery displays war-time clothing and weaponry, and houses a permanent veteran’s memorial honoring the Beloit area citizens who died in combat, from the Civil War through the Vietnam War.

Beloit College’s Logan Museum of Anthropology features rotating exhibits from its collection of approximately 15,000 ethnographic and more than 200,000 archaeological objects. Also located on the college grounds, the Wright Museum of Art holds a permanent collection of 6,000 artifacts. View Modernist Art, Ancient Art and more from more than 129 countries.

 

Beloit Historical Society/Lincoln Center

845 Hackett Street
Beloit, WI 53511
P: (608) 365-7835
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Historic Auto Attractions

13825 Metric Dr.
Roscoe, IL 61073
P: (815) 389-7917
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Logan Museum of Anthropology

700 College St.
Beloit, WI 53511
P: (608) 363-2677
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The Logan Museum is Beloit College's center for exploring world cultures through over 300,000 collection objects.

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Rockton Township Historical Society Museum

529 Green St.
Rockton, IL 61072
P: (815) 624-8200
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Formed in 1952 to prevent the demolition of the Stephen Mack home in the Macktown Forest Preserve. Two additions were also completed here in 1999 and 2003. Meetings are usually the 4th Monday of each month January-October and first Monday in December.

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Wright Museum of Art

700 College St.
Beloit, WI 53511
P: (608) 363-2702
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A teaching museum, the mission of the Wright Museum of Art advances the educational goals of Beloit College. Their purpose is to provide the college & local community with diverse opportunities to appreciate, interact with and understand the visual arts through multiple aspects.

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