Join us for Personal Museum Day on April 13th, 2019

10:00 am till 3:00 pm Show your historical stuff for a day. Register by April 10th


NO GUNS of any kind can be displayed.

NO “LIVE” ammunition can be displayed.

Someone MUST stay with the items at all times. NO SALES of items on our premises.

NO Security will be provided.

Displays will be set up at 9:00 am day of showing and must be ready to show by 10:00 am. ALL items MUST be removed by 4:00 pm sharp.

NWTHC will provide tables and chairs.

We are not responsible for lost or damaged items while on our premises.   

Stop in or click here to register online by April 10th.

Questions? Call 815-288-5508


Welcome, the Northwest Territory Historic Center offers many exhibits about many of America’s influential people. Designed and constructed by renowned historical presentation talent, these spectacular galleries enrich our understanding of regional Native American life and early American farming.

  • President Reagan History Room
  • Restored “Dutch” Reagan Classroom
  • Original Reagan Movie Posters
  • Local Chautauqua History
  • Dixon in 1846 Diorama
  • Abraham Lincoln History Room
  • WWI Airfield Diorama
  • Prairie Room


About Us, Ronald Reagan loved his home town of Dixon, Illinois. In the early 80′s President Reagan made one of his return visits to Dixon. The townspeople had begun to restore Reagan’s boyhood home on Hennepin Avenue.Noting a need for assistance,


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