Panel Discussion on the History of Changing Voting Rights
Free concert celebrates songs of the Civil Rights Movement
MCHS mourns recent passing of Suzanne Dietrich, Mae Grapperhaus
Smithsonian Institution exhibit will open to the public at the Madison County Administration Building in July
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.
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.
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Edwardsville, IL 62025
Madison County Historical Society
P.O. Box 422
Edwardsville IL 62025