Byron Museum Offering Free Tours

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The Byron Museum of History, 110 Union Street in downtown Byron, is offering free guided tours of its facility for school and community groups. There are displays and associated activities that enhance visitors' appreciation of Byron and the region -- how it all came to be and the people who made it happen.

You are invited to attend an open-house event at the museum on Friday, March 14 5-8 PM. The new Agriculture Exhibit will be unveiled, entertainment and refreshments will be provided. Other museum exhibits include; Underground Railroad, Byron Veterans, Byron Business, Outhouses, and A.G. Spalding.

Teaching guides and activity materials are available. Normal hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 am to 3 pm, but tours can be arranged for other days and times to accommodate school and group schedules. Bus parking is available, and a fast-food restaurant is across the street. To schedule a tour call 815-234-5031 or email:

The Byron Museum of History is dedicated to preserving the Byron area’s rich history through exhibits, programs, and artifact preservation. The Museum Complex consists of a large exhibit hall with varied displays and encompasses the historic Read House - which is a listed site on the National Underground Railroad Network. More information at

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