Quarterly Newsletter

Come to Austin Mansion on March 28!

Join us for this unique program, and discover the beauty of Austin Mansion at the same time. Click the link below to download the flyer.

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History Matters! ECCCMA Newsletter Volume 6 Issue 1

Read the latest news from the Museum.  Click the link below to download the Issue.

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2018 Christmas Open House

Come join us - See the museum decorated for Christmas - Eat some goodies - Pick up some historical ornaments for gifting - Renew your membership!  Click the link to download the flyer.


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History Matters! Volume 5 Number 4

Click the link below to access and print the latest newsletter.

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1872 Courthouse Celebration and Grand Ball for 2018

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Tea Party 2018 in Review

This year's Ladies Tea Party was a grand success.  Click on the link below to veiw photos from the July 14, 2018 event.

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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 establish, maintain, and operate a museum for the general public, and to collect, research, care for, and interpret materials and artifacts of cultural
and historical interest to the residents of, and visitors to, Effingham County, Illinois.

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?