The Mascoutah Historical Society, formed in 1976 as a Bicentennial Project, collects, preserves and displays historical artifacts on Mascoutah and Engelman townships. It is funded through dues and fundraisers. There are 17 St. Clair County Landmark Award homes in Mascoutah.
The Historical Society owns and operates two properties. The Mascoutah Heritage Museum was given to the Society in 2003 by Wayne Wilson, owner of Jenkins Business Forms. The museum houses displays permanent collections of Mascoutah memorabilia, Harvey Pitt's mounted waterfowl, a schoolroom, and Adelia Hangsleben's dolls.
In addition to the Heritage Museum, the Society owns the Berger-Kiel Log House. Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999, the House is listed as "a rare example of one-and-one-half story log houses in near-original condition."
The Mascoutah Historical Society revised its bylaws in March, 2013.
Click here to view the bylaws.
The Mascoutah Historical Society revised its Donations Policy in March, 2013.
Click here to view the Society's Donations Policy.
The Mascoutah Historical Society created its Short-Term Loan Policy in March, 2013.
Click here to view the Society's Short-Term Loan Policy.
Regular meetings of the society are held monthly excluding August and December. Meetings are generally held at 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday of the months of June, July, September, October, and November. However, due to the Speakers Series taking place at the Library, autumn meeting dates and times have been changed (see schedule below.) Meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the months of January, February, March. All meetings take place at the Heritage Museum.
The schedule of meetings for 2014 is as follows:
January 21, 2014
February 18, 2014
March 18, 2014
April 22, 2014
May 20, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 20, 2014 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, September 21, 2014 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, October 19, 2014 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, November 16, 2014 4:15 p.m.
Click here for a Membership form to join the Society.
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