Davis Junction Museum and Historical Society

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This past summer the Davis Junction Scott Twp. Historical society moved and rehabilitated the Veterans Memorial that was formerly located on the Methodist Church property. The Society would like to thank everyone who donated or helped in any way. This was a big undertaking for the small group and the Society is very proud of the restoration. The Memorial is now located on the Museum grounds on West Pacific St. and has been beautifully restored. The Memorial was first dedicated in 1944/45 and has an up to date listing of the Davis Junction area veterans.

On sunday, November 13, 2016 the Memorial will be rededicated and there will also be a ceremony honoring Veterans Day. The Stillman Valley American Legion will be assisting in this memorable occasion. Everyone is invited.

The program will begin at 1:30 pm with a Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance let by President Kim Zinkel. Nelson Preston of the Legion will be the guest speaker. The group will join in singing the Star Spangled Banner, followed by a presentation by the Fireing Squad, Taps, and a Soldiers Cross will be built. Seating will be available.

Following the ceremonies, refreshments will be served in the Museum. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this memorable event.



The Davis Junction Scott Township Historical Society will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary on August 21,2016 and YOU are invited!


11 am-4 pm at the DJ Fire Station.

Awesome food will be served...including
Fritz's Famous Track Inn Chicken Soup
Hobo Stew (honoring our railroad heritage)
Baked Beans
Corn Bread Muffins
Ice Tea and Lemonade

Yummy desserts provided by the Davis Junction Methodist Church

Lots of cool old fashioned activities for the kids!

Everyone Welcome! Come and spend the day!
Museum will be also be open.

*Fire station is handicapped accessible, air conditioned, and there is plenty of parking.


Just checking to see if this gets posted on the Museum page.


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202 W. Pacific
Davis Junction, IL

Opening Hours

Sunday 12:00 - 16:00




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Major trimming off fence line. Thank you Richard Franz. Great job. Sunny cool day. Museums bathroom got painted today by Holly Gilby, thank you Holly.
Davis Junction Museum Christmas was a wonderful Pot Luck. All good cooks. Yum. Even Santa came!
Can you provide information about donations? Titan would like to donate to the Davis Junction Historical Society. Thank you.
I was just remembering an event from my childhood growing up in Davis Junction in the 1970's. 42 years ago this week was the Davis Junction Centennial and I was 12 years old. The Centennial was the biggest event around, closely followed by the Threshing Show in Monroe Center in August of the same year. I rode my bicycle over from Rolling Meadows Mobile Home Park each day of the Centennial festivities and just soaked everything in. I was even picked to be the "King of the Centennial" and got to ride on a float in the parade. I was given a red velvet paper crown with white fake fur accents and gold trim on it. I was also given a gold bracelet engraved with the dates of the Centennial on it. Sadly that bracelet disappeared many years ago. I left the Davis Junction area in 1980 when I enlisted in the US Navy. I made a career of the Navy and retired in 2002 after travelling the world. My wife and I made our home in Greenacres, FL where we spend lots of time with our twin granddaughters these days. I'll always remember my years in Davis Junction where I had my very first job washing dishes at the Track Inn and later when I was 15 working for Fritz Difede at the HI way market at 72 & 51. Most people these days can't imagine what it is like to live in a town with a population of only 300 and had only one traffic light, but that was what gave the town its character and helped make me who I am today.