African American Museum of Southern Illinois

This museum is dedicated to the appreciation of outstanding achievements made by African-American citizens. Exhibits vary and include history, art and current events. The museum is located in the University Mall and open daily.
  • Address:1237 East Main Street, Carbondale, IL 62901
  • Phone: (618)-457-2217
  • Hours: Noon to 6 p.m. Mondays- Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

American Flourite Museum

The American Fluorite Museum is located in the former office building of the Rosiclare Lead and Fluorspar Mining Company in downtown Rosiclare, Illinois, in the heart of the Southern Illinois - Western Kentucky Fluorite District, once the largest fluorspar mining area in the United States. The Museum features numerous items representing the fluorspar mining industry, which have been donated by interested citizens, including ore specimens, mining paraphernalia and photographs.

  • Address: Main Street, Rosiclare, IL. 62982. Mailing address is PO Box 755.
  • Phone: (618)285-3513
  • Hours: March to December, Thursday and Friday 1-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1pm -4pm. Tours available by appointment.

 

Bald Knob Cross

Bald Knob Cross was originally completed in 1963 and is a large white cross located in Alto Pass, Illinois. The structure is 111 feet tall and is visible, when lit at night, over an area of 7,500 square miles. The base of the cross is 1,034 feet above sea level and overlooks the Shawnee National Forest.

  • Address:  Located at 3630 Bald Knob Road Alto Pass, Illinois 62903
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 35, Alto Pass 62905
  • Hours: Grounds open: Winter 7am-5pm, Spring, Summer, Fall 7am-9pm.  Welcome Center winter hours vary. Call for more information.
  • Phone: (618)893-2344
  • Website: baldknobcross.com
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Carterville Heritage Museum

HeritageMuseum TYPEThe Carterville Heritage Museum

Opened in June 2011, the Carterville Heritage Museum is a beautifully renovated building in downtown Carterville.  The interior of the building incorporates architectural details from the former high school and showcases memorabilia from the towns of Carterville, Cambria and Crainville.  Comprised of both permanent and rotating displays, every visit to the Museum will seem like your first.

Address: 139 S. Division Street Carterville, IL 62918

Hours: Friday and Saturday 10am - 4pm (Closed during December and January)

Phone: (618)201-0140 contact for information

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Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

Cedarhurst presents many opportunities to experience visual and performing arts. Four galleries exhibit national and regional art; the cedarhurst.resizedPermanent Collection Gallery showcases artists such as Mary Cassatt and William Glackens; 60+ sculptures are sited throughout the 90-acre estate. The Art & Craft Fair and Chamber Music series are regional favorites!


Address: 2600 Richview Road P.O. Box 923 - Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Phone: (618) 242-1236

Hours: Tuesday- Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm, open Thursday until 8:00pm May

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Centralia Area Historical Society and Museum

CentraliamuseumlogoThe mission of the Centralia Area Historical Society is to collect regional, historically significant information, materials and artifacts related to the establishment and growth of the greater Centralia area for the purposes of study, education and enjoyment by the public. The society will disseminate information and provide resources which will be shared with citizens, schools, organizations and publications.

 

  • Address: 240 S. Locust - Centralia, IL 62801
  • Phone: (618) 545-0657
  • Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10am to 4pm
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  • Webwww.centraliamuseum.com

Collinsville Historic Preservation Commission

City of Collinsville Historic Preservation Commission

Address: 125 S. Center Collinsville, IL, 62234

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Phone: (618) 346-5200

D.D.Collins House

This Greek Revival home was built in 1845 by Judge Daniel Dove Collins, first president of the Collinsville Village Board, and founder of Plank Road. The home is now owned by the City of Collinsville.  The Historic Preservation Commission is coordinating the home's complete restoration, almost entirely funded from grants and donations.

  • Address: 621 West Main Street, Collinsville, IL 62234
  • Phone: (618)346-5200 ext140
  • Hours: Not currently open to the public
  • Website: www.collinsvilleil.org
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Frankfort Area Historical Museum

This is a museum with 16 rooms of unique displays of the area: Coal mining room, Vintage Wearing Apparel room, One Room School, Early Home, Art and Music room, Medical room, Early Church, Vintage Farm equipment, Vintage Children’s toys, General Store, Sports room, Early Business machines, Tea Room, Gift Shop, Genealogy, Library and Quilt room.

 

  • Address: 200 East St. Louis Street - West Frankfort, IL 62896
  • Phone: (618) 932-6159
  • Hours: 9:00am to 3:00PM Wednesday and Thursday
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Franklin County Historic Preservation Society and Jail Museum

logoThe Historic Jail Museum in Benton serves as the home of the Franklin County Historical Preservation Society. This beautifully restored 1905 structure houses memorabilia of the gang era from the days of prohibition, as well as mementos from famous Benton natives, including General John A. Logan, actor John Malkovich, NBA basketball star Doug Collins, and Beatle George Harrison, who visited his sister in Benton in the summer of 1963. In addition, tour our fully restored 1910s Ford garage featuring gangster era cars, trucks and memorabilia

Address: 209 W. Main St. Benton, Illinois 62812

 

Phone: (618)435-5777

 

Hours: Monday -Saturday, 10am -3pm.  After hours tours are available by appointment.

 

Website: http://www.historicjail.com/?page_id=2

 

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General John A. Logan Museum

logan-logoThe General John A. Logan Museum is located within the Christopher C. Bullar House. The exhibits tell the story of General John A. Logan through the use of photographs, portraits, maps, political memorabilia, Logan family antiques, and Civil War weapons. The museum campus contain a walking trail, the Samuel H. Dalton House, the Sheley House, the Hughes Gallery and an archaeological site of the house in which Logan was born.

 

  • Address: 1613 Edith Street - Murphysboro, IL 62966
  • Phone: (618) 684-3455
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  • Web: http://www.loganmuseum.org

Glen Carbon Heritage Museum

The Glen Carbon Heritage Museum offers a wide array of artifacts that reflect the early history of the area.  Rich in mining,100 years museum - Copy agriculture, railroad and brick making, Glen Carbon served as a melting pot for immigrants who settled this region.  The Yanda Log Cabin, an extension of the Glen Carbon Historic Commission, was originally the home of a blacksmith and his family. The Cabin offers a glimpse into life in the Land of Goshen.

  • Address: physical address is 124 School Street and mail address is 151 N. Main - Glen Carbon, IL
  • Phone:(618) 288-7271
  • Museum hours:  Winter hours (Sept - April) 10am - 2pm, Summer hours (May - August) 9am - 2pm. Yanda Cabin is open the 4th Saturday of the month, from April thorugh October, 10am - 2pm.
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  • Web: www.glen-carbon.il.us

Hanna House Wayne County

The Hanna House Museum is home to seventeen rooms of Wayne County, Illinois history. Exhibits include military, civic, rural and public schools, churches, businesses, Scouting, early embalming equipment, sports, and the Shelton gangsters who were native to the area. Free admission.

  • Address 101 E. Center Street,  Fairfield, IL 62837
  • Phone 618-842-3544
  • Hours: Saturdays 10am to 2pm April through October, except holidays
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  • Web: wayneillinoishistory.com

 

Heritage House and Museum of Okawville

The Heritage House Museum property, listed as the Frank Schlosser Complex, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, joining the already-listed Original Mineral Springs Hotel and Bathhouse. The hotel is located just three blocks east on the same street and is believed to be the last operating mineral water spa in the state. The Frank Schlosser Complex includes the Laundry, Harness Shop and House Museum.

  • Address: 109 and 114 West Walnut, Okawville, IL
  • Phone: (618)243-5535
  • Hours: Tours of various museum properties begin at noon to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday, group tours available.

Illinois Association of Museums

Illinois Association of Museums

IAM is an independent museum network. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency supports the work of IAM by allowing their Local History Services Office top provide staff support for the association. IAM has no official or permanent affiliations with any other state-wide organization.  IAM supports the work of the American Alliance of Museums, the American Association of State and Local History, the Association of Midwest Museums, and various other local and regional museum networks across Illinois.  IAM seeks to collaborate with all museum professional groups to promote best practices around the state. 

Address: 1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

Website: http://www.illinoismuseums.org/

 

Illinois Rural Heritage Museum

 

The Mission of the Illinois Rural Heritage Museum is to tell the story of the fortitude and innovative spirit of the individuals and organizations who created the rural heritage of Illinois.  The Museum explains the ever changing story of rural life in agriculture, education, medicine, technology and much more.

 

Address:  187 Fairground Road, Pinckneyville, IL 62274

Phone:  (618)521-2245

Hours:  Thursday - Saturday, 9am to 5pm, Sunday, 1pm to 5pm

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Website:  illinoisruralheritagemuseum.org

Illinois State Museum Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center

The Southern Illinois Art Gallery is the primary exhibition space of the Illinois State Museum (ISM) in southern Illinois and is located in the same facility with the Southern Illinois Artisans Shop. ISM’s Southern Illinois Art Gallery offers visitors the opportunity to view changing exhibitions of the work of Illinois artists, past and present.  Exhibitions also bring treasures from fine art, decorative at, and ethnographic collections of the Illinois State Museum to southern Illinois. Changing exhibitions are organized by the curatorial staff at the ISM Art Section.

 

  • Address: 14967 Gun Creek - Whittington, IL 62897
  • Phone: (618) 629-2220
  • Hours: 9am-5pm Daily
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  • Webwww.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/so-il

Jackson County Historical Society

jacksoncountyhistoricalsocietylogoThe Jackson County Historical Society includes a local history museum focused on artifacts and events related to Jackson County. Exhibits include an extensive Native American collection, the Tri-State Tornado of 1925, camera and photograph collections, textiles, school room and vintage furniture collections. All artifacts are donated by members of  Jackson County communities.

  • Address: 1616 Edith Street - Murphysboro, IL 62966
  • Phone: (618) 684-6989
  • Hours: Wed, Thu & Friday: 12 - 3pm  and  Thu: 6:30-9pm.
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  • Webwww.facebook.com/JacksonCountyHistoricalSociety

Jefferson County Historical Society

logo.jeffcohistvillageThe Jefferson County Historical Society Museum and the Village with its buildings and their contents, reflect life in Jefferson County from the mid 19th century to more recent years. Among the furnished buildings one finds homes of the 19th century, a one-room school, a log church, a print shop, a log jail, an operating blacksmith, merchandise in the general store and a variety of medical equipment from a foot-treadle dentist's drill to a Civil War amputation kit in the Medical Building.

 

  • Address: 1411 North 27th Street - Mt. Vernon IL  62864
  • Phone: (618) 246-0033
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  • Webwww.jchs.mvn.net

Mascoutah Historical Society

The Mascoutah Historical Society collects, preserves and displays historical artifacts about Mascoutah and Engleman townships. The Society owns and operates two properties: The Mascoutah Heritage Museum and the Berger-Kiel Log House. 

 

Address:  306 W. Main Street, Mascoutah, Illinois, 62258

 

Phone:  (618) 566-9774

 

Hours:  First and third Sundays, 1pm - 4pm, and Tuesday, 9am - Noon.

 

 Website:   www.mascoutahheritagemuseum.org

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