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Each year many school children visit the elevator to learn more about the history of grain farming in Illinois and to experience the excitement of this working grain elevator, a mechanical marvel of its time.

The museum offers guided tours, educational programs, and demonstrations. Customized programs and tours can be designed to fit educators' needs. State standards-aligned lesson plans and supporting activities are also available. Access more information about the J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum's educational resources by clicking the provided links.

Contact the Visit Coordinator, Bill Thomas at 217-648-5077 for more information or to arrange for a class visit.


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