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West Central Illinois Museum Alliance

WCIMA is a group of West Central Illinois museums from different counties who wish to let people know what we have to offer for their outings such as day trips and to promote the history of West Central Illinois. The group has many members so we are constantly adding to and updating our online data base. Below are the current museums we have been able to feature as well as a full roster of WCIMA Locations. Feel free to call (309) 343-2485 for more information!




American Woman's League Building

Locust St. & 5th Ave., Andover, Illinois, 61233

The American Woman’s (AWL) League Chapter House in Andover was designed by a St. Louis architectural firm. It was built in 1911-1912 at a cost of $1,200, fully paid by U.S. publisher Edwin S. Lewis of St. Louis. The building materials used was natural woo ...

Telephone:309 476-8228
Andover Historical Museum

418 Locust Street, Andover, Illinois, 61233

The Andover Historical Society Museum was built in 1861 by Eric Berglof as a private residence for the August Rehnstrom family. It also served as a temporary haven for Swedish immigrants in the early settlement of Andover. After purchasing the building in ...

Telephone:(309) 476-8228
Caldwell Cottage

Williamsfield, Illinois

The Caldwell Cottage was the first house built in Williamsfield, constructed in 1888 south of the train tracks for the Santa Fe station agent. It was moved to its current location and had a bedroom added when the railroad built a depot, and Harry H. Caldw ...

Jenny Lind Chapel

628 6th St, Andover, Illinois, 61233

The Jenny Lind Chapel in Andover, which is the “Mother Church” of the former Augustana Lutheran Church in America, had its beginning in 1850 when a group of ten Swedish Lutheran immigrants established a congregation under the leadership of the Rev. Lars P ...

Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum

306 Walnut Street, Carthage, Illinois

The Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum is located in Carthage. The museum houses a collection of artifacts relating to the history of Hancock County and western Illinois.   Exhibits cover a broad spectrum of life in this rural community. They ...