History Museum

I am pleased to have completed my tenth year as the Director of the Taylor Museum! It is a rare honor to be able to serve this community, and to preserve its memories. It has been an amazing experience for me, learning about the history of the village and the stories of the remarkable people who lived here. Our collection continues to grow, as each year we receive more items from Taylor’s past, donated by people in the community.

The Taylor Museum of History was founded in 2004 by my father; Roger Waller, (Class of 1944). Our mission is to collect and protect the interesting objects from Taylor. We also endeavor to connect with the community with our open galleries. Through the use of social media we project our farm town history to the world.

The Village of Taylor celebrated its one hundredth year of Incorporation in 2019. Look for all sorts of historical highlights to come out in the coming months. We are forming a Community Club to plan activities for Taylor’s 100th Birthday. If you have ideas or are interested in getting involved please contact me.

I would like to thank all the folks who have donated their family heirlooms, photographs, scrapbooks and other memorabilia to the museum. We would not have a collection without your thoughtful and generous gifts! I am also grateful to the volunteers who contribute countless hours of research and support, and to those who have donated money to cover our operating expenses. The friends I have made here remind me of why this town’s history is worth preserving. Thank you!

The Taylor Museum of History is open Saturdays from noon to 4:00, May through October. Admission is Free! We are located in the old Grade School, behind the Municipal Building at 420 Second Street in Taylor. See you in the Spring! Until then, you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Nancy Waller, Director,