Vermilion County Museum
The Vermilion County Museum in Danville, Illinois is dedicated to the history of Vermilion County. With exhibits that take visitors from the days of Lincoln, to a schoolroom in the 1900s, to a coal mine shaft, and beyond. The museum is housed in the former home of Dr. William Fithian, a close friend of Abraham Lincoln. It is also a member of the Time Travelers, a network of Midwestern Museums.
Backstory and Context
The museum has many exhibits regarding Lincoln, including a replica of his and Lamon's law office. There are also non-Lincoln related exhibits. There is a recreation of an early 20th-century schoolroom, complete with desks and chalkboard, an interior of a coal mine shaft, Vermilion County nature items, and a Great Depression Era street scene. There is a gift shop in the museum.