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Hours of Operation

The Heritage Museum is open on the first and third Sunday afternoons from 1:00 until 4:00. The Museum is also generally open every Tuesday morning from 9:00 to noon.

The construction of our elevator is complete and we are now handicapped accessible! Those needing the elevator are asked to enter the Museum toward the rear of the building.

2019 Mascoutah City Cemetery Walk

The third cemetery walk is scheduled for Sunday, May 26, 2019. Food will be available for purchase from 11:00 until 1:00, and some of the portrayers from the previous two walks will be on the grounds to share the stories of those ancestors.

At 1:00, this year's walk will begin. We are featuring eight more of our city's residents of the past. For those who are unable to trek through the cemetery, the narrations will be presented inside Espenschied Chapel at 3:00. If it rains, both presentations will occur in the Chapel.

Wristband tickets are available at the Heritage Museum; Dauber's; Mascoutah Public Library' Flowers, Balloons, Etc.; and Donna Mae's. The cost of the tickets is $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Capital Campaign

The Heritage Museum has been the recipient of over 12,000 items, donated by over 500 people during the 15 years the building has been open. We appreciate every one of these gifts which tell the story of our community; however, even after converting every cranny and crevice in our building into a "safe-keeping place", we have run out of space to house them in the temperature and humidity-controlled environment the objects require.

Prompted by a society member's generous monetary donation to meet our building challenge, plans have been drawn for a two-story addition to the south side of our museum, giving us this much needed safe and secure storage space. Our goal is to raise $175,000. As of April 4, donations totaling $128,585 have been made.

Can you help?

Click here for a drawing of the plan and a donation form. Thank you for any donation you can give.

2019 Photo Contest

The Mascoutah Historical Society is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Photography Contest, "The Many Faces of Mascoutah."

Erin Rasch's photograph, "A True American Hero," is the Purchase Prize winner.

The winner of the best photo by an amateur is Jeff Moore, with his photograph "History Class."

The Mascoutah Tuesday Woman's Club prize for the best photo by a woman is Lindsay Miller, with her photograph "Look, Mom."

Irene Englemann's photograph, "By the Sweat of their Brow," won the prize for the best photo by a senior, sponsored by the Mascoutah Senior Center.

The winner of the best patriotic photograph, sponsored by American Legion post 292 was Dwight Moore, with his photograph "The Sound of Freedom."

Andrew Sanker's photograph entitled "Shakespeare's Alter Ego" won the Rue2 Photography prize for the best photo by a youth.

Please visit the museum to vote for your favorite photograph. The winner of the "People's Choice" award will be announced at the Mascoutah Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, August 4, 2019.

Now Available!
Remembering Mascoutah: Reflecting On What's Been Going On In Our Hometown

by Marilyn Welch

In honor of the Mascoutah Historical Society's 40th anniversary, Marilyn has compiled a series of tales based on her popular newspaper articles from the past few years. Now she has written additional stories that add to the history of many activities from Mascoutah's past, both long ago and recent.

This 200+ page book includes many photographs. Price: $25.00

Click here for an order form for Marilyn's new book.

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