Upcoming Events

The Wheels O’ Time Museum is open, adhering to the CDC and state guidelines for museums. We are eager for you to see our new exhibit building!

Photographic Exhibition: A Dose of Hope in a Pandemic

Start date: May 1, 2021

End date: October 31, 2021

Location: Multimedia room in the new exhibit building

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A Dose of Hope in a Pandemic is a collection of photographs showing the impact of Covid-19 as a global issue captured through the individual lenses of members of our communities. Every shot depicts a significant moment in somebody’s life during the pandemic. Jody Hale and Lindsay Powers, art and photography teachers at Dunlap High School selected the winner submissions as follows:

1st – Nikki Vulgaris – Staying Safe

2nd- Leanne Cusack – Remote learning in December

3rd – Anne Sarco – Help from Leo the dog

While unfortunately we could not display them all, we hope you will enjoy what you see!

June 2021 Early Ford V-8 Club Display

Start date: June 1, 2021

End date: June 30, 2021

Time: Noon to 5:00 pm Wednesday thru Sunday

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Rotating monthly exhibit of 3 cars supplied by the Early Ford V-8 Club

On display during the month of June – MUSTANGS! 1967 Mustang convertible, 1966 Mustang coupe, Indy Pace Car – 1994 Cobra Convertible provided by Mangold Ford

Blacksmithing Demonstrations

Start date: June 10, 2021

End date: October 24, 2021

Time: Noon-4pm

Location: Farm Building

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From June to October every second and fourth Saturday of the month, you can visit our own master blacksmith at work in the Farm Building.

July 2021 Early Ford V-8 Club Display

Start date: July 1, 2021

End date: July 31, 2021

Time: Noon to 5:00 pm Wednesday thru Sunday

Silver Streak

Rotating monthly exhibit of 3 cars supplied by the Early Ford V-8 Club

On display during the month of July – 1929 Ford Model A 4 door sedan, 1950 Ford car and the iconic 1926 Silver Streak!

Children’s Story Time

Date: July 1, 2021

Time: 11:30am - Noon

Location: Meet at the gazebo. We will walk to our destination point in the museum from there.

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Stories with our friends from the Dunlap Public Library District. Oriented towards preschoolers and early elementary ages. Bring your own picnic and have lunch at the picnic tables on the new building’s veranda.

Ride a Piece of Peoria History

Date: July 24, 2021

Time: Noon - 4pm

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Ahrens Fox fire trucks rides. Free access with admission ticket or membership.

Ride the beautifully restored 1931 Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine! This spectacular truck accommodates six to eight people and will run two to three times per hour. Schedule your group during your visit at the museum.

Bring your camera and we will take your picture! What an adventure this will be!
Donations from riders for maintenance of this beautiful fire truck will be appreciated.

Children’s Story Time

Date: August 5, 2021

Time: 11:30am - Noon

Location: Meet at the gazebo. We will walk to our destination point in the museum from there.

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Stories with our friends from the Dunlap Public Library District. Oriented towards preschoolers and early elementary ages. Bring your own picnic and have lunch at the gazebo or at the picnic tables on the new building’s veranda.

Service Dogs visit Wheels O’ Time Museum

Date: August 14, 2021

Time: Noon to 1:30 pm

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When you visit, you may find yourself walking alongside a service dog and handler! The lights, sounds, and various exhibit types will provide a unique training opportunity for the service dogs and service dogs in training of Paws Giving Independence.

The objective of PGI is to train service dogs to assist people with a variety of different disabilities while providing support to encourage independence. PGI educates the public to the benefits of Service Dogs and encourages animal rescue by obtaining many of their animals from shelters and rescue groups. Paws Giving Independence provides quality service dogs free of charge to adults and children. It is a fully volunteer-run organization.

Some of the dogs visiting the museum may be on “furlough” from PGI’s training program at Logan Correctional Center. Click here to watch a news feature about a special service dog who was trained through that program.

Regular admission rates apply.

Children’s Story Time

Date: September 2, 2021

Time: 11:30am - Noon

Location: Meet at the gazebo. We will walk to our destination point in the museum from there.

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Stories with our friends from the Dunlap Public Library District. Oriented towards preschoolers and early elementary ages. Bring your own picnic and have lunch at the gazebo or at the picnic tables on the new building’s veranda.

Garage Sale!

Date: September 18, 2021

Time: 8am to 1pm

Garage Sale

Come on out and shop the Wheels O’ Time Museum annual garage sale! Proceeds help with restoration of our train cars and preservation of our artifacts. Wide variety of items. No clothing.