Upcoming Events

September Early Ford V8 Club Display Cars

Start date: September 1, 2023
End date: September 30, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Ford display room
September 2023 Ford cars

During the month of September, you’ll be able to get a close up look at a 1930 Ford Model A Tudor (4 cylinder engine, 3 spd manual transmission, owned by Joe DeWall), a 1951 Ford Tudor (V8 OHV nonstock engine, 2 spd automatic transmission, owned by Anthony Gray), and a 1939 Mercury Convertible (100 hp flathead V8 engine, 3 spd manual transmission, equipped with dealer installed Columbia 2 spd, owned by Richard and Kathy Cleer).

Cruise from Cars and Coffee to Wheels O’ Time Museum

Date: October 7, 2023
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Wheels O’ Time is hosting a car cruise from the last Peoria Cars and Coffee to the museum. It will be led by our 1968 Peter Pirsch Pumper. All participants will receive our group rate discount for admission to the museum. The museum is open from Noon to 5pm. The official meet up point for the cruise is TBD, leaving either from the Car show directly or meeting up at BassPro. Check the Facebook event for updates.

Come see the variety of vehicles that arrive at the museum!


Date: October 8, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Exhibits and exhibitors will be all throughout our museum campus!

One of our most popular days of the season! You’ll love visiting the museum while it is decked out in its best fall and Halloween decor! Enjoy blacksmithing demonstrations, folk music, fire equipment (modern and classic), ambulance tours, special exhibits and demonstrations, trains, and so much more!
Light lunch and snacks will be available for purchase!

Regular admission rates apply. No charge for members.

Travel Back in Time Tour – Back by Popular Demand

Date: October 19, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The September “Travel Back in Time” tour sold out quickly and received rave reviews from the participants, so we decided to do it again! Don’t miss out on this newly-added opportunity!

Explore Peoria Heights in a climate-controlled shuttle bus to learn about the early history of bicycle manufacturing, the Glide automobile, and the inventions of Charles Duryea – then see examples of these transportation innovations and more at the Wheels O’ Time Museum in Dunlap! Fully-guided tour includes bus transportation, a box lunch, and museum entry. Board bus at Peoria Heights Village Hall. For more information, call 309-674-1921. Tickets are $55 at 309tix.com

Brought to you by Peoria Historical Society and Wheels O’ Time Museum

Happy Hall O’ Wheels Trick or Treat Event!

Date: October 28, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Wheels O' Time Museum main building

Attend at your own risk as you may never leave (or want to). On Saturday October 28 come to the museum to celebrate Halloween with us in a safe and fun environment. For children through 8th grade.

The event runs from 6 to 8pm. You may arrive during that window, with last admissions ending at 7:30pm.

Museum Members: $3 per child (ages 2-13) and $2 per accompanying adult.

Non members: $5 per child (ages 2 – 13) and $2 per accompanying adult.

Babies under 2 are free.

Hall O’ Wheels includes a not too spooky scavenger hunt through the museum’s main building, quiet room available for craft activities, and lots of treats.