Upcoming Events

Enjoy these special features throughout our season.

May 22 Early Ford V-8 Club Display

Start date: May 1, 2022
End date: May 31, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Ford Building at Wheels O' Time Museum
Sutton 1935 Ford 1

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

On display during the month of May – 1917 Ford Model T, 1967 Ford Bronco Sport, and for the entire 2022 season, 1935 Ford Sedan, donated to the museum by the late Kenn Sutton, past president of the Early Ford V-8 Club.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations

Start date: May 14, 2022
End date: October 22, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Farm Building
Blacksmith 3

From May to October every second and fourth Saturday of the month, you can visit our own resident blacksmith at work in the Farm Building, from Noon to 4pm.

Children’s Story Time

Date: May 26, 2022
Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: We will meet at the gazebo on the front yard, then walk to our destination spot in the museum.
Dunlap library logo

First story time of the 2022 season in collaboration 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.

Ride a Piece of Peoria History

Date: May 28, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Wheels O' Time Museum

Family rides in the Ahrens Fox fire truck. 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.

Keep your bike rolling this summer

Date: June 3, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Multimedia room in the new exhibit building
Bicycles

June 3rd is World Bicycle Day, celebrate with us and join us for a presentation to learn how to keep your bike in top shape for a safe riding season. We will cover basic bicycle maintenance and repairs as well as preparing your bike for storage when the season is over.

Description: This is an in person event. Our presenter is Robert Kaplafka who started working on bicycles at a very early age. A lifelong fascination with all things mechanical and a “DIY” attitude led him to search out and repair bicycles that others had abandoned, especially antique ones. His favorite bicycle project was restoring a tandem bicycle that was originally purchased at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Robert has been a professional Heavy Machinery Mechanic for the past 30 years, and today works at the Peoria Public Library.

Children’s Story Time

Date: June 23, 2022
Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: We will meet at the gazebo on the front yard, then walk to our destination spot in the museum.
Dunlap library logo

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.

Children’s Story Time

Date: July 21, 2022
Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: We will meet at the gazebo on the front yard, then walk to our destination spot in the museum.
Dunlap library logo

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.

Children’s story time

Date: August 25, 2022
Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: We will meet at the gazebo on the front yard, then walk to our destination spot in the museum.
Dunlap library logo

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.

Children’s story time

Date: September 22, 2022
Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: We will meet at the gazebo on the front yard, then walk to our destination spot in the museum.
Dunlap library logo

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.

Children’s story time

Date: October 20, 2022
Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: We will meet at the gazebo on the front yard, then walk to our destination spot in the museum.
Dunlap library logo

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.