Miller-Fiege Historic Home

This 1850 historic German cottage traces 150 years of Midwest history. Columbia is located along the upland Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail, originally laid out in 1820 and incorporated in 1859. The city maintains an historic home museum, a one room school museum and a full range of preservation activities.

  • Address: 140 S. Main St.  Columbia, IL 62236
  • Phone: (618) 281-7144
  • Hours: Open M-F 8:00 – 4:30 and Saturdays from 8:00 – 12 Noon
  • Website: http://www.columbiaillinois.com
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  • Hours: Open by appointment 

Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center

The museum features the work of captains, pilots, engineers and deck crews who made their careers in the river industry.  The museum features a pilot house with working radar, charts pertaining to river navigation, artifacts from the sunken Golden Eagle River Boat and photographs of historic Grand Tower and the people who lived by the river.  Two retired Master Pilots provide their personal experiences of a lifetime navigating the Mississippi River.

 

  • Address: 606 Front Street - Grand Tower, IL
  • Phone: (618)565-2227 or (618)565-2043
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Norris City Community Museum Association


The Norris City Community Museum celebrates the life of our small community and its residents both present and past. Of particular interest is our military section featuring pictures of local veterans in uniform.

  • Address: 209 East Main St. Norris City, IL 62869
  • Hours: Monday 9:00am to 2:00pm, March through November, special occasions and by appointment.
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P.A.S.T. (Promoting Appreciation of Structural Treasures) of Union County

P.A.S.T. presents histories of homes, churches, businesses,and other structures through events such as a walking tour at Colorfest time, historic home tours, published local histories, grants to school projects and a Civil War weekend.  The group has restored the 1886 St. Anne’s Church, now on the National Register.

 

  • Address: P.O. Box 778 - Jonesboro, IL 62952
  • Phone: Linda Hileman (618) 833-8745 or Elaine Crain (618) 833-9441
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  • Web:www.pastonline.org

Perry County Jail Museum

The mission of the Museum is to preserve the history of Perry County, Illinois, for present and future generations.

 

  • Address: 108 W. Jackson - Pinckneyville, IL 62274
  • Phone: (618) 357-2225 (618) 357-8112 (618) 357-8610
  • Hours: Mondays: 9am to 3pm, Wednesdays: 9am to noon and by appointment
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Randolph County Museum

The Randolph County Archives and Museum is located in the former Courthouse Annex building which was constructed in 1864. The museum has in its collection documents and artifacts dating back to the French colonial era.

  • Address: 1 Taylor St Chester, IL 62233
  • Phone: 618/826-2667 618/826-3750
  • Hours: M-F 8:30-3:30pm and by appt.

Red Bud Museum

The Red Bud Area Museum is on the square in Red Bud, Illinois. The mission of the museum is to collect, preserve and display historical items for present and future generations to enjoy and become educated.

 

Address: 116 East Market

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Phone: (618)-967-4208

 

Richland Heritage Museum Foundation

The museum foundation maintains two vintage buildings- an 1874 restored home and a retired 1903 Carnegie Library.  These are used as museums for collectible antiques.  The main educational activities are the county-wide fourth grade tour of both buildings, newspaper articles of Richland County history and a resource for those ding historical research.

 

  • Address: Box 153 - Olney, IL 62450
  • Phone: (618) 395-3155
  • Hours: 1:30-4:00pm Sundays, Closed Dec-March
  • Email: David McNabb, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Shoemaker School Museum

This renovated historic school includes Monroe County Welcome Center and One Room School Commemorative Plaza.

Address: 6 Gall Road Columbia, IL 62236

Phone: (618)281-8812

Hours:  10am-2pm Wednesday - Saturday (May through October) Other hours by appointment.

Website:  facebook.com/pages/Monroe-County-Welcome-Center/270841690622

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St. Clair County Historical Society

548669 478076025553018 837457452 nThe St. Clair County Historical Society (foundedin 1905) operates three historic sites in Belleville:The Victorian Home Museum, an 1866 Greek Revival historic house museum and the Society's home; the Emma Kunz House, an 1851 working class cottage; and the Messinger Cemetery, which contains a 1942 Pearl Harbor Monument and the 1850s Messinger School.

Address: 701 E. Washington St., Belleville, IL 62220        

Phone: (618)234-0600

Hours: Victorian Home: M- F, 10a-2p, other times by appointment, Emma Kunz House: by appointment, Messinger Cemetery: open daily dawn to dusk.

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Website:  St. Clair County Historical Society Facebook Page

 

  

Station Carbondale

The railroad has played a unique role in the financial and cultural development of Carbondale and Southern Illinois by providing transportation for people, ideas, goods, and services that generated great growth for our community. Station Carbondale was established in 1995 for the purpose to restore the old railroad depot. With this goal completed we would now like to establish a permanent railroad museum which will record, showcase, and bring to life to our community the railroad’s rich history and importance in the development of Southern Illinois.

  • Address: Corner of Hwy 51 and Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901.
  • Phone: (618)867-2203 or (618)687-1048
  • Hours: Call for hours.
  • Web: stationcarbondale

 

Thebes Historical Society

On a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River sits the 1848 Thebes Courthouse.  Built by architect Henry Ernst Barkhausen, it was the Alexander County seat until 1860.  The Thebes Historical Society opens the courthouse for tours and maintains the building and grounds.  It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Right now we are opening from 8:30am - 12:30pm on Saturdays and 12pm - 4pm Sundays, weather permitting. Check our website or our facebook page for current hours.

  • Address: 24995 Diswood Road, P.O. Box 53 - Thebes, IL 62990
  • Phone: 618-764-2303
  • Hours: Saturdays, 10am - 4pm and Sundays 12pm - 4pm from April through October
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  • Websitewww.thebescourthouse.com and Thebes Courthouse Facebook page

 

University Museum, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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Opening its doors to the public in 1874, the University Museum is today a nationally accredited, encyclopedic museum with over 75,000 artifacts in the arts, humanities and geology.  In addition to the Museum’s collection, we regularly feature student work and regional as well as nationally and internationally known artists.

  • Address:  1000 Faner Drive, Mail Code 4508 - Carbondale, IL 62901
  • Phone: (618) 453-5388
  • Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays: 10:00am to 4:00pm, Saturdays: 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Closed Sundays, Mondays, Holidays and University Breaks
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  • Webwww.museum.siu.edu

Wabash County Museum

wabash co museumlogoThe museum features the history and culture of Wabash County and surrounding area.  Permanent exhibits include: Timeline, Tri-State Oil, Brace Beemer/Radio Lone Ranger, Church History, Music Room, Mt. Carmel Railroad hub, Wabash River, School Room and School History, Firefighters, Rural Remembrances, Civil War Medicine, Prairie Plants and Butterfly Garden.

  • Address320 N. Market St. - Mt. Carmel, IL 62863
  • Phone: (618) 262-8774
  • Hours: 2:00-8:00pm Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
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  • Webwww.museum.wabash.il.us

Waterloo Museum Society

The Monroe County History Museum in Waterloo offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience history through a variety of changing displays and permanent exhibits. The museum's three galleries represent a broad span or eras and interests plus artifacts from the "Kueker Collection" including the Schrieber Storefront.

Address: 724 Elaine Drive PO Box 28, Waterloo, IL 62298

Hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 3pm. Tours may be scheduled for any day of the week by calling (618)939-8037.

Website: http://monroecountyhistorymuseum.org

 

West Franklin Historical District &Silkwood Inn Museum

The Inn was built in 1827, by Brazilla (Basil) Silkwood, who had come to Illinois from Pennsylvania. It is the only remaining original structure along the Old Shawneetown-Kaskaskia Trail that connected communities in Southern Illinois during the early 1800s. Also known as the Silkwood Tavern, Halfway House, and the old Slave House, the inn was a popular stop along one stagecoach line.

 

  • Address7570 Mulkeytown Rd - Mulkeytown, Illinois
  • Phone: (618)724-4175 or (618)724-7378
  • Hours: Open the first & third Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Tours available upon request.)
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White County Historical Society

wchslogosmoothmediumThe White County Historical Society has worked since 1957 to preserve and protect the history of White County. The Robinson Stewart and Ratcliff are the oldest structures in town, the L. Haas has a wide variety of exhibits, Matsel Cabin represents how "regular people" lived, and the genealogy library, housed in an original Carnegie Library has a large collection of family history materials.

Operating the Robinson Stewart House Museum, Ratcliff Inn Museum, L. Haas Store Museum, Matsel Cabin Museum, The Old Graveyard, and Mary Smith Fay Genealogy Library.

 

  • Address: 203 N Church St. - Carmi 62821 (Library)
  • Phone: (618) 382-8425
  • Hours: The library is open Tuesday-Friday 11:30 am to 4:30 pm, other museums open by appointment.
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  • Webhttp://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilwcohs/

Williamson County Historical Society

 

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The county jail museum and library is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and houses 4 floors of historic artifacts and an extensive genealogy and historic research library. Tours and the library are open to the public and special tours can be arranged by contacting the museum.

  • Address:  105 S. Van Buren Street, Marion, Illinois 62959
  • Phone:  618-997-5863
  • Hours:  Winter Hours, Thanksgiving to March 1st, Saturdays Only, 10-3 PM.  Summer Hours, March 1 to Thanksgiving, Mon-Saturday, 9:30-3 PM.
  • Website:  www.wcihs.org
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