MTPA is 5 years old this year!


All programs are held in the MTPA Community Room (lower level of the building) unless otherwise noted.

Please note:  Our hours have changed. While our "open hours" changed to Saturday 10-noon, visitors can schedule a visit at their convenience by contacting Curator Peggy Smith, 815-257-0707; call her on the first Monday of the month at the museum from 10:00 A.M. - Noon.

Monday, March 9

MTPA Opens for Regular Hours

          Saturdays: 10 A.M. - Noon

Magnolia Days, August 14, 15, & 16

Friday, August 14

       Food Stand

Quarterly Program:

   The March program will be rescheduled to a later date due to concerns about  COVID-19.

      Clear Creek Community

      Presenter:  Susan M. Campbell

      Desserts and beverages

There will be a Military Exhibit throughout the month of May to honor those who are or who have served our country.

Quarterly Program:

   Saturday, May 16 at6:30 P.M.

       Women's Clubs in the Township

        Presenter: Lonna Nauman

        Desserts and beverages

Monday, May 25, 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

        Memorial Day Exhibit

          Stop in after the ceremony at the

          cemetery and visit the exhibit in

          honor of our Veterans.

Saturday, August 15

     Museum open 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

      Bake Sale  11:30 A. M. - 1:30 P.M.

     Quarterly Program at 2:00 P.M.:

        Denise Migot Swain, WWII

        French Resistance Fighter

             Presenter:  Richard Swain

             Desserts and beverages


Sunday, August 16

       Museum open 10:00 A.M. - Noon

        Illinois Valley Tractor Drive Lunch Stop

Saturday, October 10 at 6:30 P.M.


         Program: Fifth Anniversary Celebration

                            of the MTPA

              Presenter:  Sandra Woest

              Desserts and beverages

Programs & Events on hold; please check back     for information regarding rescheduling.