About Us

Museum Hours

Carriage House Museum

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

10AM-12PM & 1-4PM

Friday  2pm-6pm

Sunday Closed

Lincoln-Manahan Home Museum

607 E. Third St., Sterling

1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 

May 1 through Nov. 1

or by appointment

call 815/622-6215

Our Mission

"The mission of the Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society is to discover, procure, restore and preserve whatever may relate to the history of Sterling and Rock Falls, IL and of the United States and other communities in as much as they are related to the history of the Sterling-Rock Falls area. The Society will also encourage, assist and promote the education of citizens and visitors to our community about our history and its heritage”.

Our Volunteers

As with most small organizations, the Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society would not exist without the dedication and perseverance of those who faithfully serve each year. Our heartfelt thanks go to each and every volunteer for his or her support which helps preserve the past for all to enjoy.

SRFHS officers serve a one year period; directors and trustees a three year term.