Quarterly Newsletter

Upcoming Program April 21, 2022

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History Matters! Newsletter Second quarter 2022 (Apr-June)

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March 17 online program

Please join the Effingham Public Library online to view a presentation about "Lessons Learned from the Hard Winter". We at the Effingham County Museum are co-sponsoring this event at 6:00 PM on Thursday, Marcy 17. Go to EPL's site to register  https://effinghamlibrary.libnet.info/event/6182301

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Rescheduled Lecture Set for March 10

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Upcoming Lecture Cancelled

Dean Manuel's Feb. 10, 2022 Historic Lecture has been cancelled for now, due to the upswing in Effingham County's Covid-19 numbers.

History Matters! First quarter 2022

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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: delainedonaldson@mchsi.com.

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?