Museum of the Grand Prairie, Mahomet, IL

This is a small, central Illinois roadside museum that seemed to once have a wide variety of displays but has since been “museumized.” Now everything is well organized into separate little areas: home life, general store, farming, blacksmith’s shop, etc. In the latter, there is a display of hundreds of hand-made horseshoes and a horse painted on the wall with only a three-dimensional foot projecting from the wall. A nice bit of naïve surrealist art. One section is devoted to Abraham Lincoln who was said to have dropped by on occasion on his travels on the 8th Judicial Circuit.