MCHS News Volume 1 Number 5

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.

MCHS News Volume 1 Number 4

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.

MCHS News Volume 1 Number 3

Nationally recognized authority on Route 66, author Cheryl Eichar Jett, shared stories of America’s Mother Road in Madison County communities.

MCHS News Volume 1 Number 2

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.

MCHS News Volume 1 Number 1

Almost every Madison County community once had at least one theater or opera house. A few of those buildings still operate as theaters today, but others have been converted to serve other purposes.