Museum Year End Schedule
November through December
Wednesday, Thursday 10-2
Friday 12 -2
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas
Museum tours available by appointment
We will attempt to accommodate travelers, family groups home for the holidays.
Also, during this period, the "OPEN" sign will be out on the days
that we are in the building working on the displays.
Please text 833.228.8603, or email to schedule a visit.
121 S Macoupin St Gillespie, IL 62033
It is here:
Author Kevin Corley of Shelbyville, Illinois has released his fourth novel on Illinois history and the first not centered in Christian County.
“13 Steps for Charlie Birger is the most fact-based book I have written.” Corley says. “I took all the events and names from other historian’s research and wove them into the novel.
Recently at the Museum
Our Lecture Series got off to a wonderful start with Andrea's Route 66 presentation. Here she explains the map pinning at various locations along the route, in this photo, European travelers visiting Doc's Soda Fountain, Girard
Dr. Andreas Pantazatos, Department of Philosophy at the Centre for the Ethics of Cultural Heritage, Durham, UK, recently spent several hours touring our museum. The Durham area was a leader in coal production and home to thousands of former miners. The conversations of the similarities between Coal Country and Durham will be continuing long after Andreas' return home.
Bill Winkelblack stopped by to peruse the 1950's Coliseum posters, including the Will Black Orchestra