(OCT - MAR)
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
10 am. To 2 pm.
Admission always FREE
Group are tours available by appointment
Please text 833.228.8603, or email to schedule a visit.
121 S Macoupin St Gillespie, IL 62033
Many of the displays and exhibits have been enhanced.
Click here to take a virtual tour
The essence of the coal mining industry and the worldwide ascendance of organized labor are packaged into a self guided tour through Macoupin County, Illinois.
Click here to preview the Coal Labor Union Heritage Trail
Recently at the Museum
The Madison County Historical Society History Camp visited to learn about coal and coal mining history. Their next stop: Mt. Olive to learn of Mother Jones, Alexander Bradley, and role unionization played in the coal industry.
Beginning January 2022, UMWA Local 1613 members led by President Scott Thomas have been building exhibits and displays featuring Coal Country coal mining in the modern era. Their stories and memorabilia document mining history after the 'Coal Boom' years, leaving their legacy for future generations.