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Come learn what made Westclox the largest manufacturer of keywound clocks in the world for nearly a century! Learn stories of the people who worked here, browse displays of numerous products, learn what caused the final demise of the plant that once employed more than 4,000 people. Free Admission | Donation Based 350 5th Street, Suite 265 | Peru, IL 61354 815.200.8604 | westcloxmuseum.com Open 9am–3pm MWF • 10am–2pm Saturday

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Illinois Waterway Visitor Center

950 North 27th Road Ottawa 815-667-4054

See the operation of a real lock and dam up close, and learn about the Illinois Waterway’s significance as a part of the nation’s water highway system.

LaSalle County Genealogical Guild

115 West Glover Street • Ottawa 815-433-5261 Search a vast archive of historical records to learn more about your ancestors’ connection to LaSalle County.

Washington Square Park

Ottawa • pickusottawail.com Visit the historic site of the first Lincoln-Douglas debate, honored by a large reflecting pool and beautiful bronze statue. You’ll also find two war memorials, including one from 1873 honoring the fallen soldiers of the Civil War.

Westclox Museum

350 5th Street, Suite 265 • Peru 815-250-0617 westcloxmuseum.com

favorite clock, are honored in this fascinating museum. Through a vast collection of documents, artifacts and antiques, the Westclox Museum tells the story of the community that made these remarkable clocks.

306 Vermillion Street • Streator 815-672-2443 streatorlandmuseum.com Celebrate historic Streator at this riveting museum, filled with thousands of artifacts, pictures, and records dedicated to telling the story of this community. You’ll also find a real Burlington Northern caboose on the museum property.

LaSalle County Historical Society Museum 101 East Canal Street • Utica 815-667-4861

The LaSalle County Historical Society campus, located on the banks of the historic I&M Canal features five buildings and interpretive sites that, together, weave the fascinating story of LaSalle County.

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431 N. Main St. • Seneca • 815-769-5077 senecahistory.com • senecahistory@gmail.com

Streatorland Historical Society Museum

Peru’s famed Westclox factory, makers for the beloved cult-

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CANAL MARKET DATES: Canal Markets will run every Sunday Memorial Day weekend until September with special Saturday dates throughout. MUSEUM CAMPUS INCLUDES: 1848 Warehouse Museum, Aiken One-Room School House, Blacksmith Shop, Heritage Center, Barn & Canal Market. HOURS: FRI - SUN • 12-4 Special tours available - just call 815-667-4861 or email us at events@lasallecountyhistoricalsociety.org 101 E. CANAL STREET • UTICA | 815-667-4861 LASALLECOUNTYHISTORICALSOCIETY.ORG ENJOYLASALLECOUNTY.COM

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