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    Byron Museum Theatre

    • 815-234-5031
    • Byron Museum Theatre
      110 N Union St.
      Byron, IL 61010
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    • The Read House that currently stands on the Museum site was constructed in the early 1840s. Lucius and Emily Read came to Bloomingville (one of two early names of Byron) from Vermont in 1836. Originally, the Reads built a log home, probably very near the site of the current house. In time, they determined that a more permanent structure was needed, and Emily Read's brother, Pardon Kimball, constructed the Byron brick home for them in about 1843. This fine frontier home is one of the oldest structures in present-day Byron. The house remained a residence until 1945 when it was sold and became a restaurant and tavern. In 1988, a group of investors purchased the home, and in 1990 the Museum District was formed to care for and operate the facility. Eventually, the building next door was also purchased and an exhibit area, work spaces and archive room were created in this annex facility. Please call for special tour times or for an appointment.

      OPEN Feb - Dec on Wed through Sat, 10 - 3. In January by Appt. Admission is FREE

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