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.
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.
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.
801 N. Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Madison County Historical Society
P.O. Box 422
Edwardsville IL 62025