The New Exhibit Building made its debut on May 1, 2021. It includes a 1947 Aeronca L-16 “Grasshopper” airplane, a 1952 Ford military Jeep, a 1967 MUTT (Military Utility Tactical Truck), and service uniforms and medals as part of a military display. Several vintage Caterpillar tractors join the beautifully-restored 1931 Ahrens Fox fire truck in the Great Hall. The Upper Gallery includes textile, Peoria history and Christmas-through-time exhibits.
A multimedia room offers an appealing gathering space and host special exhibitions. Starting in May 2021 this room will host the A Dose of Hope in a Pandemic photographic collection.
The wrap around veranda provides shaded space for rest and picnic tables.