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Quarterly Newsletter

Spring History Matters! Newsletter

Read about upcoming programs and the Museum's new exhibits.  Click the link below to read or download the lastest issue.

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Hospital Fire Lecture 1

Join us for the first St. Anthony's Hospital Fire of 1949 commemorative lecture on April 4, 2019.  Click the link below to download the flyer.

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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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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?