We collect, catalog, display, and maintain historical artifacts, pictures, written materials, tools of the trade and buildings for the enlightenment, benefit, understanding and education of visitors and the surroundinbg community. We believe that the individual who is exposed to the history of his ancestors has a better vision of his past and future and is therefore a better citizen. We own the Chicago & North Western depot and use it as our museum. We do not charge an admission fee but rely on visitor donations and their purchase of books, postcards and prints to fund our operating costs. We have no employees but rely on volunteers. The C & NW depot is 114 years old now and needs new siding and windows.