Fairbury Echoes Museum

Step back in time to Historic Fairbury.  A visit to Echoes Museum is full of surprising facts and rare insights of what made our town what it is today.   Exhibits are constantly changing, with fascinating artifacts being added often.  Plus, Echoes Museum features a one-room exhibit that showcases a different theme throughout the year.

Some interesting items you will find at Echoes Museum are a human hair wreath, an Odell typewriter, local Native American artifacts and an original New York Herald newspaper announcing the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

Echoes museum was created under the direction of the Dominy library in 1976 and was originally located at Carrither’s home east of the Library.  The museum moved to Locust Street in 2004.

Fairbury Echoes Museum’s new exhibit is Avoca, etc.  It features a Sunday school banner and a communion set from the Avoca church, a spinning wheel and handmade cradle from the James McDowell farm, and Avoca school grade books from the 1920 – 1940s.


Plan your visit today!

  • 126 West Locust Street, Fairbury, IL
  • Thursday and Fridays from 1:00 to 4:30 and on Saturdays from 9:00 to 11:30
  • Winter Hours during January and February are Saturdays only from 9:00 to 11:30
  • Admission is Free
  • Group visits can be arranged by calling the museum at (815) 692-2191

A treasure trove of information is waiting for you at Echoes Museum in Fairbury

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