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

Pandemic Image

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!

Blacksmithing Demonstrations

Start date: June 10, 2021

End date: October 24, 2021

Time: Noon-4pm

Location: Farm Building

Blacksmith 3

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. *Exception on 4th weekend in August – the blacksmithing demonstration will be on SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, instead of Sat., the 28th.

September 2021 Early Ford V-8 Club Display

Start date: September 1, 2021

End date: September 30, 2021

Time: Noon to 5pm, Wednesday thru Sunday

Location: Ford Building on the Wheels O' Time Museum campus

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

On display during the month of September – 1989 Ford Probe (the car Ford had intended to replace the Mustang until Mustang fans revolted not wanting a front wheel drive), 1989 Ford Mustang convertible and 1965 Ford Shelby Mustang.

Ride a Piece of Peoria History

Date: October 2, 2021

Time: Noon - 4pm


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: October 7, 2021

Time: 11:30am - Noon

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

Dunlap library logo

Last story time of the 2021 season 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.

Fall Festival

Date: October 10, 2021

Time: Noon to 4:00pm


Fall Festival – our most popular day 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 by AMT, special exhibits and demonstrations, and so much more!

Regular admission rates apply.

Link to Facebook event

Happy Hall O’ Wheels Trick or Treat Event!

Date: October 30, 2021

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Wheels O' Time Museum main building

Hallowheels 2021

Come to the museum to celebrate Halloween with us. For children ages 3 years old through 8th grade.

$4 per child ($2 for members) and no charge for accompanying adults. Includes Hall O’ Wheels treats and a not too spooky adventure through the museum’s main building.