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County Historical Museum & Archival Library

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

Archival Library will be closed on these dates:

February 07, 2019 - Thursday
February 14, 2019 - Thursday

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.

Will be Closed Sunday, September 2, 2018 in observation of Labor Day.

Facility remains OPEN and is not impacted by Historical Museum renovation 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.  If you would like to be placed on a mailing list to receive progress reports, please email:   Jon L. 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. 

For more information, call, email, or visit the Archival Library.

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 Indian artifacts display, antiques, quilts, costumes and tours of the restored rooms that have been decorated and furnished to replicate the historical past. 



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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
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