|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.
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.