Heritage Museum

Glen Carbon Heritage Museum exterior

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Built in 1914, the Glen Carbon Heritage Museum encapsulates almost the entirety of Glen Carbon's history. Some residents remember this building as the schoolhouse with the fire escape slide that they would sneak into after hours. Others know it as the Village administration offices and police department with meetings held upstairs and prisoners held downstairs. Many remember this building as the library with bookshelves lining the hallways. 

In 2014, the building's 100-year anniversary, this former schoolhouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the first to achieve such an honor in Glen Carbon. The Village of Glen Carbon is proud to share this building with you so it can continue serving residents and visitors for many years to come. Stop by to view the Glen Carbon Heritage Museum’s exhibits, original hardwood floors and tin ceilings, and the window where the fire escape slide sat.

Museum Events:

The Glen Carbon Heritage Museum will host an Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau presentation by Kevin J. Wood entitled From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln, 1830 to 1861 by Kevin J. Wood/Mr. Abe. You can find a description of the presentation in the "Roster of Presentations" sections of the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars webpage.
Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 5:00pm
Glen Carbon Heritage Museum Pavilion, 124 School St. Glen Carbon, IL 62034 

This event is free and open to the public, though optional donations will be accepted at the door. More information coming soon!

Check the Village of Glen Carbon's Facebook Page and Calendar for information about upcoming events.

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