Batavia Park District Logo
Your fun is our business!

The Batavia Depot Museum offers a variety of programming for all ages throughout the year. Check out fun ways to learn more about the history of Batavia!

Current Exhibit: Good Roads: Batavia's Volunteer Highway
Open August 1 through December 18

Good Roads exhibit photo 1 Good Roads exhibit photo 2

From canoes navigating the river to electric rail lines, Batavia connects to the world via the transportation thoroughfares that have shaped our region. Explore Batavia's connection to the Good Roads Movement that paved the way for the automobile traffic we rely on today.


Special Event: An American Songline: A Musical Journey Along the Lincoln Highway

Sunday, November 14, at 1:30 pm

CeCe Otto

Join Cecelia "Cece" Otto for an afternoon concert full of the musical history of the Lincoln Highway. Cece is a classically trained singer, composer, international best-selling author and historian who has performed in venues all over the world both as a soloist and in ensemble. In 2013, she completed her cross-country musical journey, An American Songline, performing 30 concerts of historic vintage music in venues along the Lincoln Highway. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and has written books and recorded albums based on her research.

Register for An American Songline here


Batavia Holiday Lights Trolley tours

Friday, December 10, 5:30-6:30 pm and 6:45-7:45 p.m.
Batavia Depot Museum, 155 Houston St.

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Trade sleigh bells for the trolley bell this year with a one-night-only, pop-up adventure on the Park District's trolley through Mooseheart's Holiday Lights drive. Bring your letters for Santa and a few snuggly blankets to enjoy this magical open-air trolley tour. This tour is open for all ages, and is sure to fill up fast.
*Please note that in case of inclement weather, the trolley tour will be canceled.

MUSEUM PRograms Batavia Historical SOciety