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Museum of the Gilding Arts

219 S Mill St, Pontiac, IL 61764-2421
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All You Want to know about Gilding

Beautiful work on display. interesting to learn of the history and the process of gilding. A small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dawnie_Bird
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Springfield, Illinois
Great little Museum

This museum is on the mail square of the town. Museum of the Gilding Arts is the history, craft... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Emily K
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Dallas, Texas
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“gold leaf” (2 reviews)
“examples” (2 reviews)
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219 S Mill St, Pontiac, IL 61764-2421
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful work on display. interesting to learn of the history and the process of gilding. A small but interesting museum.

Thank Dawnie_Bird
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This museum is on the mail square of the town. Museum of the Gilding Arts is the history, craft, and use of gold and silver leaf in architecture and in decoration throughout history. There are examples of gold and silver leaf, artifacts used in the...More

Thank Emily K
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We have no interest in gilding, don't have anything that is gilded, but this place, while small, was a very interesting place to walk thru and read and see how leaf is made and some of the things that are gilded. Don't miss it.

1  Thank f851963
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

I can imagine people would walk right by this place, but DO STOP! It's free and it is actually a very nice collection of gilding tools, history, memorabilia. This is an art that has been all but lost, but at one time, it was a...More

Thank Jean M
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Interesting museum. It is small, but has a number of impressive artifacts, including a glass drum full of pounded gold leafs. There are gold and silver leaf artifacts that were used in the area buildings. The young woman greeting us at the door was a...More

1  Thank Charles D
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Loved this little gem in Pontiac. The volunteer working that day was so knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Anything you asked her she knew the answer. We spent about 45 minutes there and enjoyed our time. We also got to meet the Mayor of Pontiac, Mayor...More

1  Thank Schlieckau
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

This museum was rather small but very unique in what it offers. As with all other Pontiac Museums it is donation only. I love this as the town offers access for everyone. If you can afford to pay a little more, the museums are worth...More

2  Thank aby61
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is a very small Museum - dedicated to the art of applying gold leaf. It is probably not worth a special trip to Pontiac, but definitely worth a stop - if in the area. Our 10 year old found the exhibits fascinating. There are...More

1  Thank Helen K
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