Logan Museum: Where Humanity’s Story Comes Alive

It’s a museum and a classroom, and it’s home to a surprising collection of ancient artifacts. Step inside the vaults at this Beloit museum and see why students love this longstanding institution.

The 1893 Columbian Exposition: Remembering Chicago’s White City

Chicago was a young and wild city when it hosted the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Discover how traces of the magnificent White City and its treasures are still visible around Chicagoland, and what contribution Rockford played.

10 Fantastic Fall Destinations

Autumn is the perfect time to explore the Midwest, as trees turn vibrant colors, farmers harvest golden fields and cool breezes remind us that we’ll soon be spending a lot of time indoors. Here are 10 quintessential destinations.

Genuine Northwest

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.

Freeport Art Museum: ‘An Amazing Museum for a Town this Size’

Step inside this amazing little museum’s big collection, and discover some of the unique pieces hidden inside. See how the museum got its start, and how it’s preparing for the future.

Historic Auto Attractions, Where Cars Tell Their Stories

It started as a hobby for an auto enthusiast, and eventually grew into an impressive collection of the world’s most famous automobiles, and the historic artifacts that tell their stories. Travel inside Historic Auto Attractions, Rockton, Ill.

Tinker Swiss Cottage

Historic Swiss-style home in Rockford.
(815) 964-2424
www.tinkercottage.com

The Angel Museum

656 Pleasant St. Hwy 51, Beloit, Wis.
(608) 362-9099
www.angelmuseum.org

Local Ties to the Underground Railroad

It was neither under the ground nor a real railroad, but its participants helped thousands of black slaves in America to escape from bondage. Writer and photographer Jon McGinty travels to local stops along the escape route.

The Deep Hometown Roots of An American President

President Ronald Reagan never lived in Dixon, Ill., after he grew up, but he always spoke of his hometown with affection and said that it represented what is good in so many American communities.