Mendota Museum and Historical Society Opens This Weekend

The Mendota Museum and Historical Society will open for the season this weekend with a sweeping photographic opening exhibit and a new executive director.

Through the Camera Lens features photographs of people and places in and around Mendota over a span of 166 years, giving guests a chance to see changes in fashions and architecture.  The exhibit also gives visitors a look at the evolution of the camera, with examples on display from local photographer Justin Setchell.  The doors will be open at 901 Washington Street from1 to 4 Saturday and Sunday, as they will be at that site during the season.

Tom Henson has been appointed the organization’s executive director.  He will work to raise awareness of Mendota’s three museum sites and manage day-to-day operations of the society.  He steps in for Dar Wujek, who will continue to advise and guide Henson in the transition.

The Mendota Museum and Historical Society is a non-profit organization that promotes the preservation of Mendota’s history.  The society operates three museum buildings – the Hume-Carnegie Museum at 901 Washington Street, the Union Railroad Depot and Museum, and the nearby Breaking the Prairie Museum.  Find out more at, by calling (815) 539-3373, or by emailing [email protected]

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