Museum to host art show


BYRON – The Byron Museum of History will host the Eagle’s Nest Art Group wintertime art show.

The show will begin with an Opening Reception on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. Artists will be on hand to welcome visitors. The art will remain on display through Saturday, March 25.  The museum, located at 110 N. Union Street in Byron, is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Museum’s exhibits and the 2-month long art show are open to the public free of charge.

This year’s Eagle’s Nest Art Group show features oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings as well as photography and 3-D art.  It will be an extensive show of the work of local artists from Oregon, Byron, Rock Falls, Dixon, Forreston, Mt. Morris, Ashton and Pearl City.

ENAG, founded in 1957, has a full schedule of art events, workshops and shows and will have materials available at the Museum for all who are interested in learning more about this community of artists and its activities. The group welcomes artists of any level of experience.  Weekly daytime studio sessions and summer outdoor painting sessions are open to all members.   For more information about ENAG, call 815-732-7783 or visit Facebook at Eagle’s Nest Art Group, Oregon, Illinois.

The permanent collections of the Byron Museum of History as well as the historic Read House, which is a listed Underground Railroad site on the National Park Service’s Network of Freedom, are open to the public throughout the year.   The museum is dedicated to preserving the rich history of the Byron area through exhibits, programs, and artifact preservation.  To learn more about the Museum and its events, call 815-234-5031 or visit their website