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The following events are scheduled for 2016. Please CALL / EMAIL us at 217-224-7669 / quinmu1@adams.net for more information.

Feb 9

Family Friendly Mardi Gras Party

6:00 to 8:00 PM. (Please arrive by 7:30 so that you can get in on all the fun!

Join your friends for a special Family Friendly Mardi Gras Party in the historic Newcomb-Stillwell Mansion. This event is designed for children and their parents. Guests will make Mardi Gras masks, learn about Mardi Gras traditions, play games, and make crafts. Refreshments will be served, including special "King Cupcakes" for the kids and King Cake for the adults. Prizes will be given for games. 


April 1

Member's Only Spring Preview Party

6:00 to 8:00 PM

Celebrate the opening of our new exhibits, "Quincy Collects" featuing the collections of your fellow Quincians. On display will be collections of china, local sporting memorabilia, dolls, Star Trek items, spooners and spill holders, trains, and other fascinating items belonging to local collectors.

Don't miss the New Acquisition Gallery where you can see beautiful vintage Valentine cards and Valentine candy boxes from the Valentine Museum. The Valentine Museum has generously donated their entire collection of vintage Valentine Cards and candy boxes manufactured at the Quincy Paper Box Company.

While you're on the second floor, don't miss the Motorola display in the Quincy Room. Olin Shuler, a long time employee of Motorola has loaned us his fascinating collection of radios and memorabilia from Motorola. Come and learn about the huge part that Quincy played in the invention, design and production of radios. 


April 2 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 2016 include our new exhibit entitled "Quincy Collects." This new exhibit features fascinating collections belonging to your friends and neighbots. On display will be collections of china, bells, Anna Lee Dolls, Owls, Trains, Star Trek Memorabilia and more. Be sure and visit our New Acquisition Gallery where we will feature items from the former Valentine Museum. 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. 


June 6-10

Elizabeth Newcomb-Stillwell's Classes for Young Ladies- Lea

Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to Noon

Due to instructor changes, we will only offer two weeks of Classes for Young Ladies this year. Both weeks will feature Lea, the 2016 Dol l of the Year. Come and join us as we celebrate the great outdoors with Lea by making crafts for girls and their dolls and creating fun foods.  

Classes are open to girls aged 8 and up. Registrations can be made by telephone by calling 217-224-7669 Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Classes must be paid for at the time of registration. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. If you would like to be included oun our mailing list, please contact the museum and we will be happy to add you to our list so that you receive future mailings. 

Classes cost $40 for members of the Quincy Museum and their immediate families. Classes cost $50 for non-members.


June 13-17

Elizabeth Newcomb-Stillwell's Classes for Young Ladies- Lea

Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to Noon

Due to instructor changes, we will only offer two weeks of Classes for Young Ladies this year. Both weeks will feature Lea, the 2016 Dol l of the Year. Come and join us as we celebrate the great outdoors with Lea by making crafts for girls and their dolls and creating fun foods.  

Classes are open to girls aged 8 and up. Registrations can be made by telephone by calling 217-224-7669 Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Classes must be paid for at the time of registration. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. If you would like to be included oun our mailing list, please contact the museum and we will be happy to add you to our list so that you receive future mailings. 

Classes cost $40 for Members and $50 for Non-Members


June 20

Annual Meeting of Members

6:00 PM

Members of the Quincy Museum are invited to the Annual Meeting of Members. The evening will include dinner, awards for service and volunteerism, and a brief business meeting to vote on the annual budget and to elect Board Members and Officers. Reservations will be required. Please watch this page for more information.


July  

11-15

Geology Class

Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to Noon

Students aged 10 and up are invited to join us for a special Geology Class. Students will learn all about rocks, minerals and fossils. Each student will have the opportunity to begin their own rock collection and learn where to locate interesting rock specimens in our local area. Boy Scouts who enroll for this class will have the opportunity to complete the requirements for their Geology Merit Badge. 

Class Cost is $20 for Members and $30 for Non-Members


July 18-22

Archaeology Class

Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to Noon

Students aged 10 and up are invited to join us for a special  Archaeology Class. Students will learn all about archaeology, including how to conduct a dig, identifying fossils, pottery and other remains of long lost cultures. Boy Scouts who enroll for this class will have the opportunity to complete the requirements for their Archaeology Merit Badge. 

Class Cost is $20 for Museum Members, $30 for Non-Members


August 6

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!


September 17

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 31 to November 26

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 5

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.


November 26 through December 23

December 26 through December 30

Quincy Museum Christmas Celebraton

 

 

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. A special display on the second floor will feature Christmas collections belonging to your friends an neighbors. 

If you have a collection that you would like to share, or if you or your group would be interested in decorating one of our rooms, please call the museum office and let us know.

 

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


December 2

Members 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.