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Reference: Museums: History: Living History and Open Air: North America: United States: Illinois
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C.H. Moore Homestead
- Construction was completed in 1867 by John and Minerva Moore Bishop, prosperous grain and lumber dealer in Clinton, and includes images, activities, and gift shop located at Clinton.
- History of the house built by Frank Lloyd Wright, provides a virtual tour and pictures of the famous house. Includes information about the Prairie Style influence, tour schedules, special events, and the Lawrence Memorial Library which Wright built in a local school. Located in Springfield.
David Davis Mansion
- Features the Victorian home of Judge David Davis, a friend of Abraham Lincoln. Includes tour information, events, memberships, programs, volunteerism, a newsletter, and directions to the location in Bloomington.
Ellwood House and Museum
- Built by barbed wire millionaire Isaac L. Ellwood in 1879, and includes visitor information, calendar of events, guided tour, programs, and history of barbed wire located at DeKalb.
The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park
- The 1890 birthplace of the author that includes a photographic tour of the home, information about the museum and live tours, volunteering, and current and past events.
- A steel and glass masterpiece designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1951, and includes visitor information, tours, photos, history and a shop located in Plano.
The Frances Willard Historical Association - The Frances Willard House
- The home of Frances Willard, one of the most prominent social reformers in 19th century America, from its construction in 1865 until her death in 1898 with a brief biography and programs located at Evanston.
Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
- History, tour information, and directions. Located in Chicago.
Glessner House Museum
- Located in Chicago, Glessner House was finished in 1887, one year after the architect, Henry Hobson Richardson's death.
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency - Pierre Menard Home
- Built during the period 1800 to 1802 for fur trader and entrepreneur Pierre Menard, who later rose to political prominence as Illinois' first lieutenant governor with images and map located at Ellis Grove.
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
- National Historic Landmark offers its hours, public programs and special events, a staff directory, and directions to Chicago location.
- An early nineteenth century mansion. Features a gallery, calendar of events, and news. Located in Cahokia.
Kruse House Museum
- Located in West Chicago, Illinois, is operated by the West Chicago Historical Society. The Kruse House Museum, built in 1917 is an example of "four square" architecture.
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
- Tour schedule, phone numbers, directions, kids programs, special events, and historical information about Abraham Lincoln's only home, his family, and the neighborhood. Offers a virtual tour of the home. Located in Springfield.
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site
- The 1840s home of Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln is now an 86-acre living history farm run by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which includes a replica of the Lincoln log cabin and two other farm houses of the period. Online movie.
- Designated as the cornerstone of modern architecture, the 1909 home exemplifies Wright's Prairie style. With its sweeping horizontal lines, dramatic overhanging roofs, and free-flowing interior spaces, this building changed the course of American architectural history. Located in Chicago.
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum
- Businessman Robert H. Tinker built the 20 room home in 1865. Information on programs, events, restoration, and museum store. Located in Rockford.
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