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County Historical Museum & Archival Library

801 North Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 656-7569


Madison County Archival Library is temporarily closed to the general public.  We are attempting reconfigure the space in the Archival Library, so as to ensure CDC-recommended social distancing protocols are followed, provide adequate work areas for the Museum Department staff, and create a small exhibit space.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please be safe!

Archival Reference Library Building    County Historical Museum and Archival Library
Archival Library
801 North Main Street
Edwardsville, IL  62025
(618) 656-7569

(Located next door to the County Historical Museum)

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

Archival Library Public Hours

Wednesday - Friday  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday                     1 p.m. -  4 p.m.

The Archival Library remains OPEN and is not impacted by the Museum closure.
       Museum is Closed for Renovations

We are excited to report there are renovations and new exhibits being added to our county Museum.  However, while this initiative is underway, the museum will remain closed.

Please continue to check this webpage on the progress.  For additional information, please email:   Jon Parkin - jlparkin@co.madison.il.us 

The Archival Library resources include books, maps, photos, atlases, family histories, cemetery information, probate and guardianship files, scrapbooks and much more relating to Madison county and the surrounding area.  While it is a research facility and no items can be “checked out”, the staff is ready to assist you by retrieving any sources you need. 

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 Institutions Committee of the County Board and the Board of Directors of the Madison County Historical Society.

You will find Native American artifacts, antiques, quilts, costumes and and much more.



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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
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