Quarterly Newsletter

Old Settlers Virtual Event 9-26-2020

Join us to celebrate Old Settlers 2020 in a safe virtual way.  Click the link below to access and print the event flyer.

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ECM Reopens

We will reopen within Illinois Phase 4 guidelines on Tuesday, July 17.  Click the link below to download flyer.

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History Matters! Quarterly Newsletter Volume 7 Issue 2

Even though we are closed because of COVID-19, we wanted to let you know about what's been happening around the museum. Click the link below to download our Spring newsletter.

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Upcoming Historic Lecture in February

Click the link below to download the flyer for Delaine Donaldson's Feb 13 session.

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History Matters! Volume 7 Issue 1

Click the link below to download the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter.

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History Matters! Volume 6 Number 4

Click the link below to download the fall newsletter.

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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?