Pontiac, Illinois

The Museum of the Gilding Arts are one of the more unique places you can stop by while in Pontiac. This museum focuses on the use of gold or silver leafing in architecture throughout history. This practice dates back to the Egyptian days, and they will teach you about how they created this process. They also focus on its uses over time, and how the craft itself has changed. Gold leafing is not just for architecture, and here is a great place to learn about all the things that have gold leaf on them, which shows how this craft has evolved over time.