Constructed in 1939 & dedicated in 1940, the Loveland Community House & Museum has been a centerpiece in Dixon & a monument to generosity & community spirit & service. The building was constructed because of a generous endowment left by George & Emma Loveland, who, on their world travels had seen other “community houses” & from that, formulated the idea of creating a community house in Dixon with space for a museum.
Our History Museum focuses on Dixon & local area history, with exhibits from the Civil War thru the Iraqi conflict, Abraham Lincoln’s visits to the area & participation in the Blackhawk War, the Reagan Landing that has unique photos & artifacts from “Dutch”‘s life in Dixon thru his Presidency. Much more is offered as well to take you back in time with a relevance to the present.
Loveland also boasts the largest art collection in the Sauk Valley area, all of which can be viewed during daily business hours. We feature local, nationally known artists.
The museum has FREE admission with plenty of parking & handicapped accessibility to all floors.