Quarterly Newsletter

Christmas Open House 2017

Click the link below to download the flyer as a PDF.

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ECCCMA Newsletter Volume 4 Issue 4

Click the link below to access the PDF with the current newsletter.

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Second Annual 1872 Courthouse Celebration

Save the date - October 14 - and join us for this all-day event! Click the link below to download the flyer and ticket order form.

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Old Settlers Reunion Sept 23, 2017

Come join us on the Courthouse Square on Sept. 23rd-bring the whole family. Click the link below to download the flyer.

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History Matters! ECCCMA Newsletter Volume 4 Issue 3

Click on the link to read or download the PDF with the current newsletter. Thank you for reading the latest news from the Museum!

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Ladies Tea Party

Susan Hoelscher and Sandy Richardson collaborated to sponsor a Ladies Tea Party.  A group of Local Lovely Ladies modeled Sandy's collection of Civil War Era gowns.  Susan Hoelscher prepared a Ladies' Tea for Museum's guests.  Click on the link to go the the PDF with additional photographs.

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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?