Archival Library Closed Until Further Notice

We regret to inform you that the Madison County Archival Library at 801 N. Main Street in Edwardsville will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19 precautions. The society has also cancelled the next event in the MCHS Speaker’s Series for now. Peter Stehman was scheduled to speak on the lynching of Robert Praeger on Apr 19. The program will be rescheduled. Thank you for understanding. Call 618-656-1294 if you have questions regarding the closings.

2020 Speaker Series

MCHS News Volume 7 Number 5

John Wildi (1853-1910) was a Swiss immigrant to Highland who became an exceptional businessman, a founder of the company that later became Pet Milk, and a savvy real estate investor.

MCHS News Volume 7 Number 4

Journalist Bill Tucker takes a look at the Village of Carpenter as remembered by some of former residents that remember it when it was still a bustling community of businesses.

MCHS News Volume 7 Number 3

More than a century ago orphans in need of care came primarily from local families, but also from St. Louis, Chicago and from the famous Orphan Trains of the New York Juvenile Asylum.