The house passed through several generations of the Weir family before being purchased for a museum by the Madison County Historical Society in 1963. The museum building is currently closed for renovations.
Through a museum partnership with Madison County, the building is leased by the County. County employees were out early today removing the graffiti from the building.
The Madison County Archival Library building, located next door to the museum building, was not damaged. At the present time, the Library remains open regular hours (Wed-Fri, 9-4; Sun 1-4) but with restrictions. Reservations are strongly recommended since conditions could change at any time and the number of patrons allowed in the building is limited. Those interested should call 618-656-7569 to reserve a time for research.