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"History is a living horse laughing at a wooden horse. History is a wind blowing where it listeth. History is no sure thing to bet on. History is a box of tricks with a lost key. History is a labyrinth of doors with sliding panels, a book of ciphers with the code in a cave of the Saragossa sea. History says, if it pleases, Excuse me, I beg your pardon, it will never happen again if I can help it."

—Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American writer known for free verse, Smoke and Steel




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Location & Hours

502 S. Main Street 
Benton, IL 62812

Mon-Thu: 9am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 1pm-5pm

May close in inclement weather.

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