Built in 1914, the Glen Carbon Heritage Museum building has witnessed most of Glen Carbon's history. Some residents remember this building as the schoolhouse with the fire escape slide that they would sneak into after hours. Others know it as the Village administration offices and police department holding meetings and rowdy citizens. Many remember this building as the library with bookshelves lining the hallways.
On the building's 100-year anniversary in 2014, this former schoolhouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the first to achieve such an honor in Glen Carbon. The Village of Glen Carbon is proud to share this building with you so it can continue serving residents and visitors for years to come. Stop by to view the Glen Carbon Heritage Museum’s exhibits, original hardwood floors and tin ceilings, and the window where the fire escape slide sat.
The Glen Carbon Heritage Museum exists to collect, preserve, display, and interpret the Village's historical artifacts and communicate the diverse heritage of the Village of Glen Carbon. The museum seeks to be a cultural and educational community-centered place for visitors of all ages to remember, discover, and learn.