|Empire Township Historical Museum Admission is FREE, and the entrance is handicap
405 East Center Street
LeRoy, IL 61752
P.O. Box 102
Located in the lower level of the J.T. and E.J. Crumbaugh Library the Empire Township Historical Museum offers rotating exhibits that explore the Empire Township and McLean County along with seasonal activities for youth and a featured Artist of the Month. Visitors' hours are from 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday afternoons. Volunteers also open the museum by appointment for groups wanting to view the exhibits and use the facility for meetings. Permanent exhibits in the museum are the beautiful clear glass beveled window restored by local artisans, a bicycle from the late 1800's and an original New York Herald newspaper announcing the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. There is a children's area where hands-on materials are always available and an area for visitors wanting to sit and browse through old scrapbooks.
The Empire Township Historical Museum has recently been renovated; the renovations alone are worth a visit. Colors used in the 1892 Opera House adorn the walls along with murals depicting life in Empire Township during the 1800's.