Some Madison County residents were known nationally in their time, but few know their names today. Here are stories of Emma Kubicek, Jacob Ammann and Walter Benjamin, all worth remembering.
Surveyor Jeff Pauk and Gary Denue, a long-time collector of surveying instruments here explained how surveyors work and illustrate many of the instruments they used to survey the prairie.
The average home had no air conditioning a century ago, so to cool off Madison County residents escaped to a number of area resorts that offered mineral baths, swimming, or just a day in the country.
Nationally recognized authority on Route 66, author Cheryl Eichar Jett, shared stories of America’s Mother Road in Madison County communities.
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Alton resident Charlotte E. Johnson has spent decades researching the African-American story in Madison County. Here she shares her unique perspective on African American history and culture.