In fall of 2019, the Freeport Community Foundation awarded funds to the Stephenson County Historical Society for the development of a website dedicated specifically to The National Museum of Arcade Toys. This museum is part of the SCHS’s museum campus. Later in 2020, construction is scheduled to begin on a new building that will house this part of the museum. This new museum will highlight toys that were manufactured in Freeport, IL, especially ones that were made by the Arcade Manufacturing Company.
This website will present details about the museum and information about the various companies that manufactured toys in Freeport. The SCHS is very grateful to the generous support it has received from the Freeport Community Foundation.