MCHS mourns recent passing of Suzanne Dietrich, Mae Grapperhaus
About Steve Rensberry
This author has not written his bio yet.
But we are proud to say that Steve Rensberry contributed 48 entries already.
Entries by Steve Rensberry
Smithsonian Institution exhibit will open to the public at the Madison County Administration Building in July
W. R Brink is a name familiar to any local historian here in Madison County, because Brink recorded our history. While Brink was away at his work, an active social life was enjoyed by his family at 725 St. Louis Street.
The house they built at 603 St. Louis Street was designed by Charles H. Spilman, a prominent local architect, responsible for many of Edwardsville’s finest buildings of that time.
Charlotte E. Johnson, Alton, has received the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois State Historical Society
In 1963, the Madison County Historical Society purchased the Weir House, built for John Weir in 1836. Here you can read about the Weir family and their many contributions to Madison County.
A mayor who died trying to save his town, a State’s Attorney’s home bombed, women who broke the glass ceiling, and more are all part of Madison County’s political history.
801 N. Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Madison County Historical Society
P.O. Box 422
Edwardsville IL 62025