County Historical Museum & Archival Library
|Archival Library Hours
Visit the Library
Wednesday–Friday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Telephone/Email Research Services
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
(618) 656-7569 / Email
County Historical Museum
Closed for Renovation
|News from the Museum Department
|Archival Image Spotlight
The Spread Eagle, a side-wheeler steamboat, cruises down the Mississippi River. You can see the old Burlington Northern railroad swing bridge at Alton in the background. The steamboat and bridge were both built in 1892 (the bridge was completed in 1894). This photograph was taken about 1900.
Transportation will be a prominent theme in the new exhibits when the museum reopens.
|Superintendent Jon Parkin explains the origin of the idiom "Lock, Stock and Barrel."
|One Hundred Years of Cooking—Our latest online exhibit showcases selected cooking-related museum and archival artifacts, focusing on the period circa 1830-1950. Click here for more online exhibits.|