Images of America
In commemoration of the Society's 50th anniversary, this book
includes images that have been selected to reflect the history of
Danville during the last century. Care has been taken to include
photographs that have been recently placed in the Museum's archives.
The book contains 127 pages of photographs and historical
Cost: $23.95 tax included: $5.00 postage and handling
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Here Stands The Law
This is the history of the events and murder that led up
to the formation of a mob, the lynching and riot, the courageous conduct
of Sheriff Hardy Whitlock, and the aftermath. The eyes of the nation
were on Danville, Illinois in July and August of 1903. While troops
occupied the city, the drama played out.
Cost: $15.00 tax included: $5.00 postage
Lincoln: Twenty Years
on the Eastern Prairie
This is the history of Lincoln and the people of the
Eastern Prairie who lived in extraordinary times in our nation's
history. They were Lincoln's friends, clients, and political supporters.
Some of them knew him from the time of the Black Hawk War in 1832, until
his death in 1865. Many of those he knew preceded him as causalities in
the Great Rebellion.
Cost: $20.00 tax included: $5.00 postage and
Greetings from Danville
A History in Postcards
One hundred different Danville scenes are presented in this book
from old postcards. Each photograph is identified with its name
and location, as well as historical information about the site.
Cost: $15.00 tax included: $5.00 postage and
Danville: A Pictorial
Reprinted in 2005 by the Museum Society
and the First National Bank of Danville/Westville, the third printing of
Bob Wright's book offers one of the most complete pictorial histories of
Danville, with hundreds of rare photos and illustrations from the early
days of Danville through the 1980s. Errata sheets containing
updated information on the sites is included with each book.
Cost $43.10 tax included: $5.00 postage and
and the Civil War
This book was published in commemoration of the 150th
anniversary of the Civil War. It relates to the prelude to the war,
life on the home front, and is a record of Vermilion County
resident's participation in the conflict.
Read about the men who volunteers and made the ultimate sacrifice, as
well as the soldiers who survived. This book is based on their letters
and diaries, many of the words are their own.
A writer for American Legion Review once titled Vermilion County,
Illinois, "the most patriotic county in America." The volunteers from
Old Vermilion, who answered the President Lincoln's call to arms,
deserved that title. This is their story.
Cost $32.57 tax included: $5.00 postage and handling
History and Romance of
First published in 1942 as a limited
edition, very few copies are available today. This 145 page book
is a hardback with dust jacket. Additional photographs have been
added to the original
format of the book.
Books are available in the Museum's gift shop or can be purchased
through the mail by sending a check for
$10.00 tax included: $5.00 postage and handling
Vermilion County Museum Coverlet
The coverlet depicts local historical
themes centered around the Museum’s building logo.
These include: the downtown Danville skyline representing
the county seat; the Salt Kettle Monument reflecting the first
industry in the county; the downtown Danville U.S.A. for the
people of county history; the Soldier’s Circle at Spring Hill
Cemetery for those county individuals who gave their life for
our country’s freedom, a prairie scene for the county’s rich
farmland; Ellsworth Park walk bridge for its natural beauty; and
Abraham Lincoln the county’s most noteworthy visitor.
The ultra weave
coverlet measures 48 by 68 inches and is woven in full color. Coverlets
are 100% cotton, fringed on all four sides, machine washable and woven
in the United States.
Cost $35.00 tax included: plus shipping