Shirley and I just returned from a 2 week trip back East for family visits and weddings and stuff. I wanted to visit 3 museums but only made 2 of them and they were great.
I read about the RV Hall Of Fame, in Elkhart, Indiana and we felt it was really worth the time. http://www.rvmhhalloffame.org/
They have a new building up right next to the Tollway on the North side of Elkhart. A really nice collection of Rv's from the beginning to now. You can also visit some of the RV Surplus houses in Elkhart and find some things you need, too.
The new Abe Lincoln Museum & Library, in Springfield, Illinois was very much worth the time too. We spent about 3 hours in the museum and it's extremely well done. One thing I realized is the politics was just as dirty and mean and vicious 150 years ago as it is now. Kinda restored my faith and hope in the American Spirit. http://www.alplm.org/museum/museum.html
The Arabia Steamship Museum in Kansas City was on the list but we ran out of time and energy. Will catch it next time. http://www.1856.com/
It's a very fascinating story and result.
Just wanted to share these notes with you all and if anyone is interested in more info, PM me please.