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The following events are scheduled for 2017. Please CALL / EMAIL us at 217-224-7669 / quinmu1@adams.net for more information.

April 1 through October 30

Quincy Museum Open For Tours

Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 PM

The Quincy Museum will be open to the public Tuesday through Sunday. New exhibits for 2017 include our new exhibits "Hidden Underfoot: Illinois Historic Archaeology" and "World War I: A Quincy Commemoration." Also on the second floor is a fascinating exhibit featuring Motorola Radios and memorabilia collected by Olin Shuler. 

Continuing exhibits include our Native American exhibit which features artifacts from the Native Peoples of the Adams County region. The Native American room also includes hands on activities for children, including a life sized wikiup and costumes to try on. Also on the third floor are our Dinosaur  and  Mississippi Wildlife exhibits .

The first floor showcases the historic Newcomb-Stillwell Mansion with guided tours. Don't miss the chance to step back in time and wander through this beautiful Victorian home!

Admission to the museum is $5 for adults and $3 for children and students. 

August 5

MidSummer Night Golf Outing

Westview Golf Course

Enjoy an evening of Night Golf at Westview Golf Course in Quincy while benefiting the programs and activities of the Quincy Museum. Enjoy a barbeque dinner, a Silent Auction, door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, glow-in-the-dark materials and nine holes of glow-in-the-dark golf. Prizes will be given for the winning teams.

Don't miss our Golf Cart Decorating Contest! Decorate your golf cart (provided by the course) with lights and other fun decorations and try to win a prize!

Registration for the event will be open later in the summer.

If you do not play golf but would like to support the Quincy Museum, you may purchase tickets for the dinner only. You will receive dinner, a chance for a door prize, and the opportunity to bid on some great items at the Silent Auction.

Come support the Quincy Museum and enjoy a great game of Night Golf!

Monday, September 4

Quincy Museum Office Closed for Labor Day Holiday

September 16

Quincy Museum Folk Life Festival

Noon to 5:00 PM

Join us for our Annual Folk Life Festival! Stroll the beautiful grounds of the Quincy Museum and enjoy a variety of demonstrators, crafters and activities for children. Bring your appetite for our famous Buffalo Sandwiches, our Bake Sale booth and delicious caramel apples and old fashioned bottled soda.

$2 Admission charged at the gate.

October 30 to November 25

Quincy Museum Closed for Christmas Decorating

The Museum will be closed to the public while we decorate the Newcomb-Stillwell Mansion for Christmas. During this time, we will still be offering educational classes, and our Museum Office will be open. Speical tours can be scheduled during this time, depending on the availability of the staff. Please call the museum for more information. The museum office will be open from Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

November 4

Christmas Decorating at the Quincy Museum

9:00 AM till ????

It is a tradition here at the Quincy Museum that staff members and volunteers gather on the first Satuday of November to decorate the museum for Christmas and we would love to have you join us! The fun starts at 9:00 AM, and we will work on decorating the museum until noon. At that time, we take a break and enjoy a delicious carry-in luncheon.

If you would like to join us, give the museum office a call at 217-224-7669 and let us know. When you call, we would also like to know what you would like to bring to share for lunch.

Thursday, November 23 -

Friday, November 24

Quincy Museum Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 25 through December 23

Quincy Museum Christmas Celebration  

Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Come and join usas we celebrate Christmas at the Quincy Museum. Local decorators and designers will be filling the first floor rooms with beautiful decorations to celebrate the season. 

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and students. Members of the Quincy Museum receive free admission any time!

December 1

Member's Only Christmas Party and Silent Auction

6:00 to 8:00 PM

Our annual Members Only Christmas Party welcomes all of our members to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas Season with hors d' oeuvres, champagne and luscious desserts. Guests will be among the first to see the Newcomb-Stillwell Mansion in all of its holiday glory. Join us for a silent auction featuring a wide variety of gift items.

December  5

St Nicholas Eve Party for Children

6:00 PM

Join us in front of a roaring fire as we learn about the historic Saint Nicholas and share stories and songs celebrating the jolly old elf. This event is based on a European tradition in which treats left for St Nicholas' horse on the eve of his special day are replaced by candy and small treats. This is a traditional way to start the holiday season and a great way for your little ones to get a bit of personal time with the jolly old elf.

Small fee charged at the door.

Sunday, December 24 -

Monday, December 25

Quincy Museum Closed for Christmas Holiday

December 26 through December 30

Quincy Museum Christmas Celebration

Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Come and join us as we celebrate Christmas at the Quincy Museum. Local decorators and designers will fill the rooms of the museum with beautiful decorations to celebrate the season.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children aged 3 and up and students. Members of the Quincy Museum receive free admission any time! 

December 31

New Year's Eve Bash

Town & Country Inn & Suites ,   8:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Bring your family and friends and ring in the New Year with us! Appetizers, Music, Dancing, a Midnight Champagne Toast, Cash Bar, Hotel Room Discounts available.

Tickets are $50 per person if purchased before November 30, 2017

$60 per person if purchased on or after December 1, 2017.

Tickets available at the Museum or at both Quincy HyVee locations. Visa/MasterCard/American Express accepted. 

Call the Museum Office at 217-224-7669 for more information.