Books Store

Both museum locations stock a great selection of history books by local authors plus unique Chillicothe gifts. Call or Email us for shipping info.


New! Memories of Chillicothe, Illinois, by Jack Bradley

History of Chillicothe, published by the Society……Special price!

History of Downtown Chillicothe, published by the Society

Reflections ( historic photos )

800 Lbs of Harmony – The Big Four Quartette, by Mary Watters

The Big Four music CD ( from their 1950’s album)

Charles Duryea, Automaker

40 Years of Caring, by Dr. Fred Z. White

Lusts of the Prairie Preachers, by Jack Bradley and Jerry Klein

Specialty Cookbooks published by the Society

New! Along the Riverfront by Bob Burtnett. A compilation of 25 years of unforgettable columns written for the Chillicothe Bulletin. His great interest in the old steamboats that once traveled the Illinois River, along with his love and knowledge of history, local and state, is relayed in his inimatable style. A must-read for lovers of river lore and trivia and a must-own for everyone who enjoyed his weekly columns.
Volumes I & II; each is 330 pages
Each volume $20.00; the set $40.00. Shipping for set is $5.00

Santa Fe T-shirts and sweatshirts
Email us for photos and sizes available

R. I. Depot collector plate

Built in 1882, the Rock Island Depot stands as a glorious reminder of the heyday of railroad travel. Plate Image reproduced from an original photo from our archives


CHS logo ball caps

SF & RI logo hat/lapel pins

Engineer caps

$0.25 small
$1.00 large

SF & RI logo patches

Photo greeting cards, blank inside

Red engineer bandanas

Large wooden train whistle
$4.00, small $3.00