Amboy Depot Museum

Amboy Depot Museum On the National Register of Historic Places
The Amboy Depot Museum is run by a Board of Directors known as the Depot Commission. There is a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and five board members . Associate memberships are available to those interested in the preservation of the museum.

The Amboy Depot Museum is a two-story brick and limestone building with eight distinctive chimneys. It has nineteen rooms filled with items specific to the Illinois Central Railroad and local history.

Mission: To preserve and promote Amboy's historical significance and its influence to society.

05/04/2019

Don't forget, the Amboy Depot Museum is open until 4:00 today.
The Grand Staircase and Train make for beautiful pictures!

04/30/2019

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering two free outdoor movies this summer on Saturday, June 22nd and Saturday, July 20th.

We've narrowed down the selection of feature films to the following:

Aquaman
Bumblebee
A Dog's Way Home
How to Train Your Dragon Hidden World
Mary Poppins Returns

Let us know on this **ORIGINAL** post which movies you'd like to see! We'll be submitting the order with Swank Motion Pictures next week!

OPEN FOR THE SEASONWe invite you come to the Depot Museum and visit our new gift store!  We have added new train sets, t...
04/27/2019

OPEN FOR THE SEASON
We invite you come to the Depot Museum and visit our new gift store! We have added new train sets, train building toys, train transformer toy, train children's books and our selection of nostalgic candy from our past. Select apparel is on clearance preparing for new shirts and caps coming soon.
The museum is free with 2 stories of railroad and Amboy history. Also available to view is the one room schoolhouse and freight house. Donations are welcome. Looking forward to seeing you!

Coming Soon to the Amboy Depot Museum. Such an honor to be selected as the site of this beautiful dedication. Many local...
04/11/2019
Precious 'goods' not to be forgotten

Coming Soon to the Amboy Depot Museum. Such an honor to be selected as the site of this beautiful dedication. Many local families are decendants of these orphans. Support pins are available in the newly revamped gift shop for a $10 donation. Stop in this weekend to learn more.

Preserving Our Past, Creating A Future.

#amboydepotmuseum #leecounty #illinois #icrr #railroad #train #orphantrain

Amboy Depot Museum in line to get statue commemorating the orphan trains

My thoughts and prayers are with the Ketchum family.....Bernadine Willstead Hittlet ....
02/08/2019
Former Lee County Board Chair and Founding Member of Amboy Car Show Rick Ketchum Passes Away

My thoughts and prayers are with the Ketchum family.....Bernadine Willstead Hittlet ....

Long time Lee County Board member and former County Board Chair Rick Ketchum passed away on Thursday. Ketchum was 68. Ketchum served on the Lee County Board for 16 years with 4 years and Finance Chairman and 4 years as County Chair. Current Board Chair John Nicholson said Ketchum will be very mi

Final note from Bird's Desk:Saying goodbye is bittersweet but I have decided to resign from my position at the Amboy Dep...
02/05/2019

Final note from Bird's Desk:

Saying goodbye is bittersweet but I have decided to resign from my position at the Amboy Depot Museum as of February 15th, 2019. I want to thank all the wonderful guests and supporters I have been with in the last 3 years...I want to thank the City of Amboy and The Amboy Depot Commission board....I wish you all the best!
Keep making Tracks!
Bernadine Willstead Hittlet

Stay safe...think warm thoughts and hope to see all my guests in the Spring!
01/30/2019

Stay safe...think warm thoughts and hope to see all my guests in the Spring!

TAKE A LOOK: Chicago will be colder tomorrow than some of the coldest places on earth: https://abc7.ws/2CVQ3wY

Amboy Depot Museum
01/23/2019

Amboy Depot Museum

Due to inclement weather, tonight's meeting has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, January 29th at 6:30 p.m.

Due to inclement weather, tonight's meeting has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, January 29th at 6:30 p.m.
01/22/2019

Due to inclement weather, tonight's meeting has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, January 29th at 6:30 p.m.

Good Morning All.....I hope everyone is warm and dry...The Amboy Depot Museum is still able to receive brick orders and ...
01/21/2019

Good Morning All.....I hope everyone is warm and dry...The Amboy Depot Museum is still able to receive brick orders and we can be called at 815-857-4700 for private tours during the winter months! Stay warm....

Lessons Learned In Life Inc.
12/31/2018

Lessons Learned In Life Inc.

Homemaking.com
12/30/2018

Homemaking.com

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12/25/2018

Homemaking.com

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12/23/2018

Homemaking.com

12/18/2018

Merry Christmas from The Amboy Depot Museum....Lets Make 2019 a Great Year!

Merry Christmas from the Amboy Depot Museum. There's still time to stop on down and bid on a beautiful Christmas Wreath.
12/09/2018

Merry Christmas from the Amboy Depot Museum. There's still time to stop on down and bid on a beautiful Christmas Wreath.

Come see everything we have to offer tonight at Amboy's Hometown Christmas Walk. View the Depot Museum, steal a kiss und...
12/08/2018

Come see everything we have to offer tonight at Amboy's Hometown Christmas Walk. View the Depot Museum, steal a kiss under the mistletoe, enjoy sweet treats, do some holiday shopping, listen to the AHS choir, bid on a wreath, take a stroll through peppermint lane, enjoy the activities at Palmer School House of First Federal Bank's popcorn and reindeer food, the Girl Scout caroling and Buddy the Elf.
AND two reading of the Polar Express inside the caboose!

Merry Christmas!

"Amboy Festivities" and Information
12/05/2018

"Amboy Festivities" and Information

More wreaths up for auction!!!

11/25/2018
Shared

Shared

Santa's Phone Number is Up & Working!!! 🎅🎅🎅

Yummy Stuff
11/08/2018

Yummy Stuff

This is the best! Have you tried it?

10/28/2018

Halloween Photos are being taken INSIDE the museum today due to rainy weather...1-4 pm..
Refreshments are being served...
Glow sticks are available...

Garden n country
10/05/2018

Garden n country

This Scenic Train Ride Across the U.S. Only Costs $213
09/24/2018
This Scenic Train Ride Across the U.S. Only Costs $213

This Scenic Train Ride Across the U.S. Only Costs $213

Have you ever wanted to take a breathtaking train ride from one side of the U.S. to the other? Now you can do it for a bargain, but you'll want to be quick.

08/26/2018
Amboy Depot Days 50/50 Drawing

Amboy Depot Days 50/50 Drawing

Sunday morning update total deposited is now at $110,000 and tickets are selling fast!

Amboy Fire Protection District
08/20/2018

Amboy Fire Protection District

Amboy 2017-2018 Royalty riding with Amboy Guardians of the Ribbon’s “Jessica” in the Rochelle parade yesterday! 🌸

Railroad companies desperate for workers offer hiring bonuses up to $25,000
07/01/2018
Railroad companies desperate for workers offer hiring bonuses up to $25,000

Railroad companies desperate for workers offer hiring bonuses up to $25,000

BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Corp. are desperate for talented workers and offering bonuses of up to $25,000 to fill jobs in some cases. According to the Wall Street Journal, the railways are hauling more products across the Western U.S. and are trying to ease congestion in high demand areas. A sho...

96.5 The Wolf
06/29/2018

96.5 The Wolf

It's fireworks time in the Illinois Valley and we've got your guide to all the shows!

04/24/2018
HD: Conway Scenic Railroad Steam in the Snow 2012

HD: Conway Scenic Railroad Steam in the Snow 2012

On January 7, 2012, the Mass Bay Rail Enthusiasts chartered a photographers' special on the Conway Scenic Railroad from North Conway to Notchland and return ...

Sublette 365
03/17/2018

Sublette 365

PLEASE SHARE:

The 36th Annual Sublette Farm Toy and Antique Tractor Show is this weekend!

Show Times:
Saturday and Sunday
9 am until 3 pm

There will be hundreds of tables of Toys and Crafts from 7 states along with the streets filled with Antique Tractors and Semis.

Food stands will be available from our local 4-H Chapters.

There is a Community Dinner with Entertainment on Saturday night at 6 pm. Tickets are only $20.

The Sublette Firemen will be hosting their Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday from 7 am until 11 am at the Ellice Dinges Center. This is a great breakfast that serves around 1,000 hungry visitors each year.

Looks like a great weekend to get out of the house, enjoy some sunshine, and support the Sublette Community!

Sassy Senior Lady
03/17/2018

Sassy Senior Lady

Happy Saturday,
St. PATRICK's Day! ☘🍀

03/15/2018
Amboy Education Foundation

Amboy Education Foundation

Come visit the LIVING MUSEUM
Short stories on personal events and history of AMBOY
March 18th
1-4 pm 45 min sessions

Depot Museum
Morts Tap
Depot Tap
Long Branch Saloon

02/25/2018

Hi Everyone.....Spring is coming soon,,,and so is our event.."Living Museum".....We hope to see you March 18th, 1-4 PM, Refreshments will be served at The Amboy Depot Museum!

Amboy Education Foundation
02/12/2018

Amboy Education Foundation

Amboy Education Foundation Wine, Beer and Cheese Gala is coming up on Saturday, April 7th at 6:00p.m. NEW this year is BOURBON TASTING! Come join the fun! Buy a dessert and a bottle of wine or two to support the AEF. All money raised goes back in our AMBOY SCHOOLS.

Byron, Illinois Nostalgia
02/11/2018

Byron, Illinois Nostalgia

SNOW STORM OF 1978 ~ HOW MANY OF YOU REMEMBER IT ?

"Amboy Festivities" and Information
01/27/2018

"Amboy Festivities" and Information

12/31/2017
Star bright angels

Happy New Year !!!! I hope to see you all in 2018......

Happy New Year everyone ....

"Amboy Festivities" and Information
11/28/2017

"Amboy Festivities" and Information

Address

99 East Main Street
Amboy, IL
61310

General information

A steam engine, caboose, Amboy City Jail, Illinois Central Freight House and a one-room school house are located in the museum's park. Admission is by donation.

Opening Hours

Thursday 13:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(815) 857-4700

Website

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