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 displays collections of Mascoutah memorabilia, Harvey Pitt's mounted waterfowl, a schoolroom, and printing equipment.
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's current officers are as follows:
President: Kathi Bell
Vice-President: Suzy Friederich
Treasurer: Kathy Wesselman
Secretary: Annie Holmes
Directors: Mark Pruett, Larry Wesselman, and Colleen Hoercher
The Mascoutah Historical Society adopted restated bylaws in March 2022.
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 held at 1:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month. All meetings take place at the Heritage Museum.
The schedule of meetings for 2022 is as follows:
Sunday afternoon, January 16, 2022
Sunday afternoon, February 20, 2022
Sunday afternoon, March 20, 2022
Sunday afternoon, April 24, 2022
Sunday afternoon, May 15, 2022
Sunday afternoon, June 19, 2022
Sunday afternoon, July 17, 2022
Sunday afternoon, September 18, 2022
Sunday afternoon, October 16, 2022
Sunday afternoon, November 20, 2022
Click here for a Membership form to join the Society.
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