The historic Newcomb-Stillwell Mansion, the home of the Quincy Museum, is a wonderful example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture set in the heart of Quincy's Maine Street. Visitors are treated to tours of the restored first floor of the home where they can see what it would be like to live in a high style Victorian Mansion in the 1890's.
Make your way upstairs where you can enjoy a variety of exhibits. Our 2nd floor hallway gallery houses a beautiful new exhibit entitled Telling Time. This exhbiit features the clock collection of local collector Dick Henderson and has examples of clocks from many eras.
Step into the New Acquisition Gallery and see the fascinating butterfly collection of Quincian Edwin Tryon. Edwin spent much of his life collecting examples of butterflies from around the world. His family was kind enough to donate them to the museum so that you can come and enjoy them.
The rest of the second floor is filled with exhibits on Quincy History! Historic Quincy Businesses fills three exhibit galleries and showcases some of the businesses that made Quincy a great place to be. Featured are Quincy's J.H. Miller factory, where thousands of plaster figurines were once created and shipped around the world. Also showcased are Quincy's stove foundries, her steamboats, railroads, the Quincy Paper Box factory, electricity and gas, tobacco, Motorola and Quincy's medical history, breweries, bakeries, the old-fashioned corner store, and the MoorMan Manufacturing Company.
Head up to our third floor and enjoy exhibits designed for both children and adults. Wander through our Dinotopia exhibit and learn about dinosaurs. You can also handle replica fossils, put your foot in a cast of a dinosaur footprint and see real fossils. Our Mississippi Wildlife room takes you on a journey through local landscapes with local animal mounts such as deer, elk, bald eagles and other local creatures. Visit our river bottom and pond displays too. Kids will be fascinated when they look through our microscope at a rogues gallery of nasty little creatures. Don't miss our updated Native American Room! This room features lots of fun activities for children. Young visitors can play in our wickiup, carry babies on our cradle board, dress up in Native American clothing, play games and do activities. A large play table allows children to make their own Native American village. All the while, adults can enjoy viewing a wonderful selection of Native American artifacts that tell the story of the Native Americans who once lived in the midwest.
Membership at the Quincy Museum is a great investment in the future!
Members receive quarterly issues of the Quincy Museum News, 10% discount in our Museum Store, free admission for themselves and their family (if a family membership). We also offer members advance notice of upcoming events, discounts for educational classes and the opportunity to host weddings and other events at the Quincy Museum.
Membership is reasonably priced at $20 per year for individuals and $35 for families.
Come check out our life sized wickiup!