Quincy ReOpening Historic Sites
March 8, 2021
The Historical Society of Quincy & Adams County will soon be re-opening all of its properties to the public, including the Governor John Wood Mansion at 425 South 12th, Quincy. The historic home will open for tours immediately by appointment, then resume normal operation starting Monday, April 26, 2021. Call the HSQAC office at 217-222-1835 to make an appointment to tour the home.
The History Museum on the Square at 332 Maine Street will open on Friday, April 23, 2021, and will feature a kickoff event from 4:00-7:00 pm. The global pandemic and corresponding state and local guidelines have made it imprudent to reopen the facilities earlier.
The HSQAC Exhibits Committee has been hard at work planning and creating upcoming exhibits. There will be two major exhibits to celebrate at the Museum opening: the Road to Freedom and the Golden Age of Quincy. Both exhibits will include great stories, interesting artifacts, and many local connections. The History Museum also has several permanent exhibits which will once again be open to the public, including Window onto the Square which tells the history of Washington Park and the square, as well as the Edward Everett Gallery which features 19th century watercolors of Quincy and the Mississippi River by Quincyan Edward Everett.
Following the opening, the History Museum on the Square will return to regular museum hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. In addition to the exhibit opening, the Historical Society will present a series of programs on the Golden Age of Quincy. The first program will be on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the History Museum. The presentation will be given at 1 pm and again at 3pm. Limited space will be available and there will be social distancing and seating restrictions. The second program in the Golden Age of Quincy series will be held on Sunday, June 27, 2021, also at the Museum. If you would like to reserve tickets for these programs, please call the HSQAC office at 217-222-1835.