County Historical Museum Planning Events

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EDWWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Historical Society has an ambitious calendar of events for 2022 that includes programs, exhibits, a children’s summer camp, walking and driving tours, and more.

While the museum building remains closed for renovations, the museum itself remains open but in different ways. A conference room in the archive library has been converted into exhibition space and features two new exhibits that will open on March 15, including “The Spirit of Winter Sports” and “Windows into the Past.” The latter focuses on the history of Native Americans.

The society’s website, madcohistory.org, offers online exhibits, newsletters, and building histories. Archived copies of the award-winning MCHS News that explores a different aspect of Madison County history in each issue can be found on the website. A Facebook page also shares interesting aspects of Madison County history with readers.

The company has created two driving apps for Madison County and is working on two additional titles. The driving apps are hosted on theclio.com, an educational platform hosting driving apps and walking tours across the country. The company is awaiting approval for final entries that will include a Route 66 tour in Madison County and an architectural tour of Madison County, but the material is now live. Each entry provides a brief history of a Madison County site, followed by a more in-depth history of the location. Both future titles will be at Native American and Black historic sites in Madison County.

Visit the MCHS website for a full list of 2022 events.


The Madison County Museum and Archival Library at 801 N. Main St. in Edwardsville is owned and operated by the Madison County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that relies on donations and memberships to fund projects and programs. Normal library hours are Wednesday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 618-656-1294.

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