Stephenson County Historical Society
The mission of the Stephenson County Historical Society, in partnership with the Freeport Park District, is to preserve, present, and promote local and regional history. This is achieved by maintaining and collecting quality artifacts, by educating the community, by collaborating with other institutions and organizations, and by interpreting and professionally presenting our local history. By fulfilling our mission, we unify the Stephenson County community through pride in its rich and historical traditions.
Was visiting relatives in Winnebago and visited this museum one afternoon when we were trying to fill time. Glad we did. This is a hidden gem. The house is wonderful but the industrial/farming museum section was the most fascinating for me. They also have a one room school house and a 1830s log cabin. All very well documented and the tour guide was very good. Definitely recommend this site if you are nearby.
A great little home town museum. Lots of local history and a beautiful mansion to tour.
They explained everything to where kids would understand. They also let the kids freerome alittle.
If you love history especially from the local area this is a must stop place to put on your list.
Nice relaxed atmosphere, menu sounds great but no time to sample.