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Funk Prairie Home and Gem & Mineral Museum

Funk Prairie Home and Gem & Mineral Museum

The restored 1864 residence of Illinois State Senator, co-founder and director of Chicago's Union Stockyards, and cattle-king of Illinois, Lafayette Funk, includes historic memorabilia and antiques of the Funk Family. Hear an original working Victrola, or see the first-ever electric kitchen island. The Gem & Mineral Museum features the Hall of Gems & Minerals with its dazzling display of many rare and beautiful stones, and the Indian artifact room with early examples of Native American culture. Reservations required.

10875 Prairie Home Lane
Shirley
IL
61772
309.827.6792
funkprairiehome@frontier.com
  • Funk Prairie Home and Gem & Mineral Museum

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