Museum Summer Schedule
Monday through Saturday
10 am - 2 pm
Admission always FREE
Museum tours available by appointment
Please text 833.228.8603, or email to schedule a visit.
121 S Macoupin St Gillespie, IL 62033
SAVE THE DATE
A CELEBRATION OF LABOR
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th.
5K RUN WALK
STREET FAIR with craft and food vendors MUSEUM TOURS
click here for event schedule
Recently at the Museum
The museum façade enhancement, funded by IDNR, is nearing completion. The aluminum awning will be installed by August 1st.
One, very important façade element missing from this project is the Recognition Wall which honors the over 400 Macoupin Coal Miner deaths. The IDNR award amount for the façade enhancement project did not allow for the near 100%,Covid19 shutdown caused, increase in materials.
To complete the project we will need at least $900 for Recognition Wall.
All donations received at the museum for July and August and all donations from our website donation page will be allocated to the Wall. There is a small window for action to meet the Saturday, September 4th. dedication.
Please click here to help us honor these Heroes.
The May 1st. Historic Marker Dedication,
Coal Museum 'Grand Reopening',
and Grow Gillespie Tourism Season Kickoff
was a great success! Several hundred visitors were able to enjoy a beautiful day participating in a 5K run, joining in an Historic Dedication, and mingling with friends at the street fair. The museum hosted more visitors this day than during the entire Covid 2020 shutdown.
Our Bloody Past
Edited video event clips
courtesy of JASE Media Service