The Dwight Historical Society was organized in September 1964 to bring together those interested in Dwight's rich history and to collect, preserve and display objects and items which exhibit that history.
In 1983, the Village of Dwight provided space to the Dwight Historical Society for a museum in the Old Village Hall at 120 E. Chippewa Street. In 1999, the Village offered the restored Alton Railroad Depot, built in 1891 by Henry Ives Cobb, to the Historical Society for its use. The Museum was moved and opened in 2000 at 119 West Main Street. The Depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Dwight Historical Society and its Museum is a self-supporting organization which relies on support and funding from its membership and from donations. Membership in the Society is open to all.
The Dwight Historical Society meets at 7pm on the third Monday of even numbered months and meet the 3rd Monday of odd numbered months for work nights.
The museum is open on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and Groups by Reservation.