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Northwest Territory Historic Center

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Northwest Territory Historic Center

205 West 5th Street

Dixon, Illinois 61021



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Type: Museums

Illinois Tourism District: Northern

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Located in Dixon, IL, the Northwest Territory Historic Center resides in the former high school building that was attended by Ronald Reagan. Due to the association, the museum has an extensive collection of Ronald Reagan Presidential memorabilia, along with a restored classroom and gymnasium. It has an exhibit on the Walgreen family estate, which is also located in Dixon. Also on display is a model of the 2nd largest Chautauqua building in the country and a diorama showing the grounds around it. (Chautauqua was an adult educational movement founded in the late 19th century.) Other poplar exhibits include the Blackhawk War and early pioneering life.


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