Pat’s Compacts

Thanks to this public show, what are now regarded as vintage compacts became accessories in and of themselves, beautifully decorated and, like most jewelry and other adornments, intended to flaunt the wealth and privilege of the owner. In earlier centuries, elaborate bejeweled parure cases, holding large sets of matching jewelry,

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Art of Africa Masks

Art of Africa

In this gallery you will see art created by many indigenous peoples of sub-Saharan Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa is the term used to describe the area of the African continent which lies geographically on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. Due to the diversity of cultures in sub-Saharan Africa, art

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Blackhawk Museum Classic Car Collection 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

The Classic Car Collection

The Classic Car Collection displays historically significant automobiles from the earliest gas-powered auto, an 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagon, to classics like a 1935 Hispano-Suiza, to a contemporary 2017 Lamborghini Centenario. Visitors can see specialty collector vehicles like the 1931 Duesenberg Model J Convertible owned by Philip K. Wrigley. View the

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Blackhawk Museum Into China Golden Thrown

Into China

The Into China Gallery represents a story that spans several thousand years. Visitors will experience some of the finest handcrafted masterpieces that mirror the country’s enormous scale and capture the essence of all that culturally embodies China, past and present. This permanent exhibition is open year round and included with

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Blackhawk Museum Spirit of the Old West

Spirit of the Old West

The Spirit of the Old West Gallery weaves the story of the American West, depicting the challenges, successes, and failures of both Native Americans and American Settlers. Learn about the life of the Plains Indians and the settling of the Western Frontier, from Mountain Men and Settlers, to Outlaws and

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Blackhawk Museum World of Nature

World of Nature

World of Nature is an incredible and expansive collection of carefully-curated animal species from all over the world. With more than 600 species on display, this gallery provides an exceptional learning experience for students and educators of all ages. Stroll through dioramas depicting the most significant ecosystems on Earth and

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