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

2018 Photo Contest

The Mascoutah Historical Society is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Photography Contest, "History in the Making."

Purchase Prize Winner: "175 Years, Now and Forever" by Kristen Wilhelm

Best Photo taken by a Female Photographer: "X's and O's" by Jessica Erickson

Best Photo taken by a Youth: "Evening Church" by Megan Whisenhunt

Best Photo taken by a Senior Citizen: "Mascoutah Freedom" by Linda Juenger

Best Photo taken by an Amateur: "Two Fountains" by Howard Reiniger

All of the entries are on display at the Heritage Museum. Please visit to view them and to cast your vote for the "People's Choice" winner, to be announced in early January 2019.

Join Us!
Doors Open Illinois

The Mascoutah Heritage Museum has been chosen to participate in Doors Open Illinois, which will see iconic historical sites and architectural treasures throughout the state open their doors to the public during four consecutive weekends in August. It's a chance for visitors like you to get a special glimpse of our history and heritage.

The Museum will be open on Saturday, August 18, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
The Museum will also be open on Sunday, August 19, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
As always, there is no charge to visit the Museum.
Fair St. Clair 200: A Countywide Celebration

The Mascoutah Historical Society is joining with 21 other organizations throughout St. Clair County to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Illinois' statehood. Please plan on joining us in O'Fallon from 10:00 until 4:00 on Saturday, August 25. The event is free and open to the public, with many child-friendly activities planned. Exhibits of historical artifacts from the county's 200+ years of history will also be displayed.

Reservations are not required, but more information can be found by clicking on the "Register Now" button on the left.

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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