Places of the Past

Places of the Past

Wabash River Region


Crawford County Historical Museum. Located at former Schmidt Clinic, 408 S. Cross in Robinson, IL. Hours: 2 - 4 p.m. Sat., 2 - 4 p.m. Sun., or by appointment. Please e-mail Sue Jones at suezque@fairpoint.net The museum has extensive displays of Wabash River valley material from both prehistoric and pioneer-era sites, collected over several decades of archaeological investigations. The museum has exhibits on the full range of archaeological material found on area sites, including chipped-stone, ground stone and bone tools, as well as prehistoric ceramics, and photographs, maps and drawings from excavations. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilcchs/

Fife Opera House. 123 S. Main St. Palestine, IL 62451 618-586-9418 Open for special events & by appointment Display of Palestine-area artifacts includes material from the Roy Morris site, dating to the Middle to Late Woodland period, and early 19th-century pioneer remains. http://pioneercity.com/ppps/page2.html

Hutson Memorial Village Museum. Hutsonville, IL Jun-Oct: Su 2-4PM 800-445-7006 Museum includes five re-created pioneer cabins and some American Indian artifacts. www.lib.niu.edu/ipo/ihy990460.html


Teutopolis Monastery Museum. 110 S. Garrott St. Teutopolis, IL 62467 Apr-Nov.: 1st Su of month 12:30-4PM & by appt. 217-857-3586 The monastery, founded in 1858, has over 30 rooms of exhibits on Franciscan history. Included within the museum is one room with displays from the Effingham County Historical Society, where some local Native American material is on display.


Jasper County Library. Van Buren and Jourdan Newton, Il 62248 Open during library hours 618-783-8141 Displays include some Native American artifacts.


Richland Heritage Museum. P.O. Box 153 Olney, IL 62450 Apr-Nov.: Su 1-4PM & by appt. 618-395-3893 The museum has two buildings, a restored 1870s home at 122 W. Elm, and the local Carnegie library at 401 E. Main. The library building displays include local Native American artifacts. www.geocities.com/capitolhill/congress/5574/


White County Historical Society. L. Haas Store Museum 219 E. Main St. Carmi, IL 62801 Open by appointment 618-382-4388 Along with tools, photographs, and vintage clothing, the museum has the hanging tools of Phil Hanna, "the hangman," who ended the life of Southern Illinois' most infamous outlaw, Charlie Birger. Museum exhibits also include Native American artifacts. www.rootsweb.com/~ilwcohs/museums.htm