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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Mendota Museum's Rail Road Crossing & Country Fair Day

On Saturday, June 16, join the Mendota Museum for their Rail Road Crossing & Country Fair Day. The event will consist of: tours of vintage rail cars and museums, vintage small engines, antique tractor exhibit, NIBS Bluegrass music, free street train rides, speeder car rides, "Old West Registers" cowboy train robbery, "Entertainment of the Past" exhibit in the Chapel, Locomotive Air Horn display, & more. There will be so much to see at this year's RR Crossing & Country Fair Day!


Lunch will be served from 11 AM - 2 PM, with treats by BPW available in the 1949 Golden Trencher Cafe Car. See what’s in store at the Farmers Market from 8 AM - 12 PM. Take a chance and enter the 50/50 Raffle! The raffle drawing will be at 3:30 PM. Find out more information by calling 1-815-539-3373 or email questions to mmhsmuseum@yahoo.com.