The Nash Home and Museum opened in 1962. It was the home of the Chester Nash family and was built in 1878 of Midwestern prairie-type architecture; square, with long porches and high ceilings.
Chester's daughter, Miss Ruby Nash, taught school for 50 years from 1891 to 1941. Nash School, now Nash Recreation Center, was named after her.
The Nash Home/Museum is furnished with artifacts from all over Ogle County and from the earliest settlers to present day. In addition to the Nash Home we have an annex building which contains more displays as well as our research and office area.
Ruby Nash Museum
111 N Sixth Street
Oregon, IL 61061
Wednesdays 1:00 to 6:00, year round.
Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to Noon, year round.
Saturdays 1:00 - 4:00 PM May to September.
Open also for groups and by appointment for tours and research. Call 815 732 7545 and leave us a message. Someone will return the call as soon as possible.
Genealogical research from 1-6 on Wednesdays.
For help with research e-mail: [email protected] or send inquiries to: P. O. Box 183 Oregon, Illinois, 61061.
Every 4th Monday at 6:30 pm with the exception of August when we have a pot luck dinner for all and December.
We welcome volunteers and new members at any level of participation. Donations are also greatly appreciated.