Quarterly Newsletter

1872 Courthouse Celebration - 2019

Join us on October 19 for a wonderful performance.  Click the link below to download this flyer

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Museum Phone Number Changed

The museum's phone number recently changed.  If you left a message within the last few weeks, we cannot retrieve it because our service plan has changed. Please call the new number.  Click the link below to download a flyer.

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History Matters! ECCCMA Newsletter Vol 6 Issue 3

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

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Ladies Tea Party July 20, 2019

Consider joining us for this year's tea party on July 20 - 2 to 4 PM.  Click the link below to download the flyer.  Tell your friends!  Tickets are $20 and are now on sale at Burklands during their regular hours, and at the Museum from 10A-2PM on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  See you there!

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D-Day....June 6, 1944

Join us next week Thursday, June 6, for a program commemorating D-Day and honoring men from Effingham County. Jane Ries will present a program featuring at least a dozen local residents.  Click the link below to download the flyer.

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Fire Lecture 3 - April 25, 2019

Come join us for the third and final fire lecture.  Dave Storm will explain how the 1949 hospital fire got started and how fire safety improved afterwards.  Click the link to download the flyer.

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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?