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SIMPKINS MILITARY HISTORY MUSEUMSIMPKINS MILITARY HISTORY MUSEUM

605 East Cole Street
Heyworth, IL 61745
309.473.3989
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Mr. Simpkins began his extensive and unique personal collection of Civil War artifacts when he was 12 years old and expanded to other military items making this a 50 year collection. Permanent displays showcase artifacts from the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War, Desert Storm, and a 34 star American flag which is the oldest flag on display in McLean County. Visitors may view over 130 pieces of military headgear, over 300 uniforms and more than 50 military weapons and other military related items. The museum is handicap accessible and group tours are available by appointment.


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