County Historical Museum

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County Historical Museum

715 North Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 656-7562

The County Historical Museum is housed in the 1836 Weir House.  Designated in 1985 as a National Historic Place, the house is the second oldest brick home in Edwardsville.   The County leases the Museum and new Archival Library from the Madison County Historical Society.  The County funds the operational and maintenance expenses, in conjunction with the Society, under the supervision and direction of the Educational Committee of the County Board and the Board of Directors of the Madison County Historical Society.

In addition to the Archival reference library, the Museum has an Indian artifacts display, antiques, quilts, costumes and offers tours of the restored rooms that have been decorated and furnished to replicate the historical past.  The Museum provides educational, recreational and historical opportunities to County residents.  It's hours are Wednesday-Friday, 9-4; and Sunday, 1-4. Closed on holidays.


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Civil War Stories  Jewelery

Vintage Jewelry 
Civil War Stories  



1904 World's Fair 

Worlds Fair Spoon 


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157 North Main Street,
Edwardsville, IL. 62025
618-296-6200 | Click HERE to Email
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Business Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
89°57'28.758"W 38°48'47.095"N