901 Washington Street
P.O. Box 433
Mendota, Illinois 61342


Picture taken at front door of the Hume-Carnegie Museum

Looking East

15 Albums of pictures of Mendota's past

Album's compiled by Leo and Norma Muhlach

Folding rocking chair brought to Mendota in the 1870's by the Peart Family. Donated by Ruth Osgood

Clock once located in a jewelry store in Mendota.

Train conductors used it to set accurate time on their watches.


Pictures from the Hume-Carnegie Museum








Dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the people, commerce, and industry of the Mendota area.

Suggested Donation: $3.00 Adult - $2.00 Student - $5.00 Hume-Carnegie and Union Depot Museums

Or by appointment

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Handicap Accessible






10% discount for MMHS members                                   

Observations Of An Illinois Boy In Battle, Camp, and Prisons - 1861 to 1865       By Henry H. Eby, Co. C, 7th Il Cavalry

Magnificant Whistle Stop                        

55th Illinois - A Section of Battle                by Lucien B. Crooker
Memories of Shaubana                            

Funny Ladies by Liza Donnelley             $10.00
Pioneer Settlers of Troy Grove Illinois Another Man Named Hickok (Two volumes COMBINED)   $17.00
Book-Cowboy to Industrialist
The autobiography of
Horace D. Hume
Add $5.50 for Handling and Shipping on the first item, $1.00 for each additional item

Mail check or money order to:


P. O. Box 433

Mendota, IL 61342-0433

Mission Statement

The Hume-Carnegie Museum fosters an understanding and appreciation of Mendota and the surrounding communities by collecting and preserving the area's significant historic, cultural, and artistic heritage. This purpose is served by utilizing collections and associated data to educate the community and by promoting learning through diverse exhibitions and educational programs. The museum also serves as a focal point for volunteer participation in the community.
Adopted December 12, 1998


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