Heritage Museum

Glen Carbon Heritage Museum exterior


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.

Mission Statement:

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. 


Samantha Doolin, Museum Coordinator
124 School St. Glen Carbon, IL 62034


New Museum Hours of Operation:

Monday 9am-3pm
Tuesday 9am-3pm
Wednesday 9am-3pm
Thursday 9am-3pm
Saturday 9am-3pm

Closed from 11:15am-11:45am daily for lunch.

Museum Events:


Visit the Opportunities page to get involved in preserving Glen Carbon's history.

Museum Merchandise:

Glen Carbon t-shirts are available in adult sizes to purchase for $10 each at the museum

Glen Carbon Heritage Museum mugs are available for $8.00 each at the museum or Village Hall. 

A History of Glen Carbon Centennial book can be purchased for $10 each at the museum.

Joyce A. Williams' Images of America: Glen Carbon book is available for purchase at Village Hall or the Heritage Museum for $25 each.

Glen Carbon Heritage Museum canvas shopping bags are available for $8.00 each at the museum.

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1992 Glen Carbon Centennial Book CoverImages in America-Glen Carbon book by Joyce A. WilliamsMuseum Camping Mug merchandise for saleYanda Log Cabin Canvas Shopping Bag

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