The Village of Alhambra was founded in 1849. Ten years later a second village was platted less than a mile away! This newsletter explores the history of Alhambra and how the two villages became one.
About Steve Rensberry
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A new exhibit, “Ink to Paper: Exploring the Advancement of Letter Writing and its Uses,” has just opened at the Madison County Archival Library at 801 N. Main Street, Edwardsville. In the exhibit, Thompson explores something that is becoming a lost art: letters. The exhibit looks at the instruments used to write them, the various […]
Roland Harris has been collecting and sharing the history of communities in the eastern part of Madison County for 70 years. His collective works have now been recognized by the State of Illinois.
During the height of the tuberculosis epidemic, Madison County built a hospital dedicated solely to the care of TB patients.
East of Edwardsville, in Pin Oak Township, more than 150 years ago, there was a settlement of Black farmers that author J. Eric Robinson calls “The Pin Oak Colony.”
The Archival Library, which has been closed earlier in the pandemic, is open with COVID-19 guidelines to protect patrons and staff. Masks are required and the number of patrons which can be at the library at any given time will be limited to allow for social distancing. Due to this restriction, library staff highly recommend […]
From 1899-1930s there were streetcars, known as electric railways, crisscrossing Madison County. The last holdout was a line between St. Louis and Granite City that discontinue service in 1958.