Quarterly Newsletter

January 13, 2022 Historic Lecture coming up!

THE JAN 13 HISTORIC LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to the risks associated with the rise in COVID. We hope reschedule at the end of the series.

Historic Lecture # 2 - 2021-2022 Series

Please join us at the Effingham County Museum on Thursday, Dec 9 at 7PM.  Click the link below to download the flyer.

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Museum's Historic Lecture Series resumes

We are pleased to announce the resumption of our Historic Lecture series.  Click the link to download the flyer.

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History Matters! Volume 8 Issue 4

Click the link below to read or download this latest issue.

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History Matters!Quarterly Newsletter Vol 8 No 3

Click the link below to download the third quarter museum newsletter

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History Matters! Quarterly Newsletter Volume 8 Issue 2

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If you plan to visit and are immunized, no mask is needed.  If you are not immunized, please wear a mask.

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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?