Breaking the Praire Collection
The Mathesius Brothers Barn
The Mathesius Brothers Barn was completed in 2002. It represents a typical barn in farm country in Illinois. Three large windows allow viewing of the displays of tools and implements used by farmers in days of old. A buggy and old time tractor are on display. Outside are the larger implements that were used for breaking up the soil, planting, and harvesting. In the back of the building is a mid 1800's windmill.
Tours can be arranged by contacting the main office: 815-539-3373
The site is handicap accessible.