Helpful Links

Effingham County

Effingham Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry
903 N. Keller Drive
Effingham, IL 62401

City of Effingham
201 East Jefferson Avenue
Effingham, IL 62401

Altamont Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 141
Altamont, IL 62411

City of Altamont
202 North Second Street
Altamont, IL 62411

Village of Teutopolis
PO Box 776
Teutopolis, IL 62467

Village of Dieterich
PO Box 243
Dieterich, IL 62424

Other Helpful Links

Mill Road Thresherman's Association
Altamont, IL 62411

Effingham County Courthouse facebook

St. Marie Foundation House
PO Box 186
St. Marie, IL 62459

National Road Interpretive Center
106 South 5th Street
Vandalia, IL 62471

Monticello Railway Museum
992 Iron Horse Place
Monticello, IL 61856

Statewide Societies

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
Springfield, Illinois

Illinois State Historical Society
Old State Capitol,
Springfield, IL 62701

Illinois Heritage Association
602-1/2 East Green Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
Old State Capitol 1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701

Illinois Association of Museums
Old State Capitol 1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701

Illinois Humanities Council
Suite 1400
17 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60602-3296

Hours & Location

100 E. Jefferson Ave.,
Effingham, IL 62401

Daytime Hours:
(January-February)- By appointment only and some special evening hours, TBA
Phone: 217.240.2471 to leave a message

(March through December)
Tuesday and Saturday 10 a.m-2 p.m.

Evening Hours:
6:00-7:00 p.m. on night of lecture series, November-March
Other times by appointment: Call (217)240-2471 to leave a message

ECCCMA Meeting Schedule

Board Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the court-house first floor courtroom. For information contact Delaine Donaldson, President at:

General Membership Meetings are held once a month of the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the court-house first floor courtroom.

Our MISSION is to preserve our Historic Register structure, to collect artifacts from county history, and to use them to educate our local and external communities, while immersed in the broader context of American history.

Our VISION is that the 1872 Effingham County Courthouse remains as an architectural gem that instills a sense of community pride and provides a venue to
educate and showcase the history, art, and transportation of Effingham County.

Get Involved

On November 11, 2012, the Museum opened its doors to the public. Currently there are exhibits only on the first floor, but work is taking place on the second floor to create more exhibit space and more room for lectures and other types of public gatherings.

Much work needs to be done. Can we count on your help?