Flagg Township



October/November Exhibit

"Goodbye Pea Vines - Del Monte in Rochelle" An extensive collection from Lee and the late Karen Butler

November 14 

Veterans Day, 11 am to 4 pm; Program at 2 pm


Veterans History Project Link: https://www.loc.gov/vets/

Find the Biographical Form here

Find the Sample Interview Questions here

November 25

The museum is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

November 27

Decorate the Museum, 11 am to 4 pm

The form to participate can be found here.

December Exhibit

Holiday Trees

December 3

Santa at the Museum, 5 to 7 pm

Drawing for the Christmas Cash Raffle Winner, 7 pm

December 24 & 25

The museum is closed for the holiday

Annual Events

The Flagg Township Museum hosts a variety of special events each year, below are descriptions and photos of a few of the events that have been held at the museum.


The museum holds a Chautauqua program in March with a different topic each of the four nights. While this event was cancelled in 2020, programs in 2021 included the renovation from Lincoln School to Lincoln Arts Center, the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier turning 100 this November, and the Rochelle Woman's Club - all "gone but not forgotten".

Watch our website and Facebook page to see what topics we will have in our next series.

Pal Colwill’s program on Del Monte in Rochelle in 2015

Railroad Days

Railroad Days in Rochelle are held the first weekend in June.
Many people come to the Ken Wise Railroad Park in Rochelle to view over 80 trains each day at the only railroad diamond in the State of Illinois.

In conjunction with their events, the museum invites visitors to view our railroad exhibits that include a railroad switch, blueprints of Whitcomb Locomotives and a bench from the Rochelle Chicago and Northwestern passenger station.

Railroad Exhibit

Heritage Festival

Cajun Cuisine


Heritage Festival Float

Mardi Gras


Heritage Festival float

Music Scene


Heritage Festival Ice Cream Social

Decorate the Museum

Watch for more information about 2021... a whole new idea!

Come decorate the museum the Saturday after Thanksgiving

Santa and Mrs. Clause
visit the Museum the first Friday of December

Cajun Cuisine

Santa with a young visitor 

Mardi Gras

Santa and Mrs. Clause with the elves in 2017

Visitors in 2020!

Cajun Cuisine

Mardi Gras

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