Museums and Exhibits

Livingston County War Museum

This museum is focused on honoring the men and women of the area who served in our nation's armed forces.

Museum of the Gilding Arts

The Society of Gilders, an international organization that preserves the history and craft of gold and silver leaf gilding, has created a new museum that follows the development of this unique and ancient art through time. Features items from the Swift Collection.

Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

This museum has the world's best collection of all things related to the Pontiac and Oakland automobile brands.

Route 66 Museum

You will find memorabilia from the glory days of the Mother Road including stories, artifacts, and images in this museum.

Livingston County Local History Exhibit

Located inside the county courthouse, this collection of artifacts encompasses the prehistoric and historic periods of our local history.

Walldog Mural Exhibit

This museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history and techniques of outdoor mural and advertising painting.

Life in the 1940s Exhibit

Four rooms located on the 2nd floor of the Pontiac Museum Complex. Each room is decorated with knick-knacks, furniture and appliances from the era of the Nation's Greatest Generation.

Music of the Civil War Exhibit

An exhibit celebrating the range of music popular before, during, and immediately after the American Civil War. Original sheet music, antique instruments, and other artifacts round out the exhibit.

The Bob Waldmire Experience

Found on the 2nd floor of the Pontiac Museum Complex, this exhibit follows the development of Bob Waldmire from a young man growing up near Springfield to his days as a traveling artist. Be sure to see Bob's VW Van in the Route 66 Museum and his Road Yacht, outside, behind the Route 66 Museum.

Life on the Titanic

Found on the second floor of the Pontiac Museum Complex, the exhibit portrays the life and times of the ship, its passengers, and the elegant Edwardian Age. The items on display are contemporaries of those that sank on the famed ship as well as items from the rescue ship.

Nine Days in April: The Lincoln Assassination and the Press

Located in the historic Strevell House, this exhibit features newspapers from the nine days after Lincoln's assassination as well as other contemporary print media. It can be seen by appointment or when the Strevell House is hosting an open house.