MCHS News Volume 6 Number 5

The Catholic Church in Edwardsville was established in 1842, but German Catholics wanted a church of their own with services in their native language. They began planning for a new church in the 1860s.

MCHS News Volume 6 Number 4

In 1837, William Emmert built a two-room house in the Six Mile Precinct of Madison County. The house, enlarged over time, is now the Old Six Mile Museum on Maryville Road in Granite City.

MCHS News Volume 6 Number 3

In this issue, Lincoln scholar Dr. Stephen Hansen writes about Abraham Lincoln’s numerous journeys to Madison County where he met political friends, conducted business and a participated in a famous debate.

MCHS News Volume 6 Number 2

Since 1965, thousands of students at SIUE have attended classes in the Peck Building, named for John Mason Peck, but few knew of his contributions to education in Madison County nearly two centuries ago.

MCHS News Volume 6 Number 1

Museum Superintendent Jon Parkin tells about the early settlement of Illinois, where in many cases the military veterans were rewarded for their service and sacrifice with a land grant in Illinois.

New Museum Exhibit
in Madison County Courthouse

October 3 – Staff of the Madison County Historical Museum have just installed a new exhibit at the Madison County Courthouse on the history of Madison County schools. The exhibit is located in a large display case in the Courthouse rotunda and in a nearby flat case. Visitors will learn what it was like to attend Madison County schools in the past, from kindergarten to Common School graduation to high school. Highlights include an easel, a school bell, and photos of one-room schoolhouses throughout the county. If you plan to go, you may want to leave your cell phone behind, otherwise you’ll need to get a locker (free) since cell phones are not permitted in the courthouse. Photos courtesy of Lynn Engelman.

MCHS News Volume 5 Number 6

A pictorial exhibit at the Glen Carbon Heritage Museum was the inspiration for this newsletter that tells the story of early Glen Carbon through artifacts and photographs on a timeline of history.

MCHS News Volume 5 Number 5

The Wood River Refinery that today produces nearly two per cent of the nation’s petroleum processing capacity was established here in 1917 on the leasing edge of an energy revolution.