Adams County Historical Museum
420 W. Monroe Street
The museum is a treasure house providing visitors with an opportunity to research the past, or to simply browse, enjoy and remember. Owned by the Adams County Historical Society, the museum is open to the public on Sundays 1 - 4 p.m. from June to September; other times by appointment. Admission is free, but donations for the upkeep of the former Charles A. Dugan home and its collections are appreciated.
One of the treasures contained in the museum are scrapbooks that date back to the 1930s. The scrapbooks contain newspaper articles, obits, weddings, births, and local news, but their age is beginning to show.
In June 2012, a group of volunteers spent two days hand scanning the oldest of the scrapbooks to preserve as many of the articles as possible. The group scanned 75 scrapbooks, about half of the volumes stored in the museum.