All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
In 1918 the Reagan family moved from Galesburg to the beautiful maple tree lined streets of Monmouth. At the young age of 7, Ronald Reagan settled into the family home located at 218 S. Seventh St and began second grade at Central School. Jack Reagan supported the family by selling shoes at the prestigious E.B.Colwell department store at 208 S. Main St The building was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1993.
Ronald attended half of second grade and most of third grade at the old Central School. There is a plaque inside Lincoln Elementary School, Central School's successor, commemorating Ronald Reagan's installment in the school district’s Hall of Achievement.
Ronald Reagan Exhibit
109 E. Broadway, Monmouth, IL
Ronald Reagan Home
218 S. Seventh, Monmouth, IL
1122 N. 6th St, Monmouth, IL
309-734-8558 or 800-800-8000
Free continental breakfast, hot tub rooms, indoor pool. whirlpool tubs. Free full hot breakfast served daily. Fitness room with multi-station exercise machine.