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- Heritage Museum and Log Cabin
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.
Samantha Doolin, Museum Coordinator
124 School St. Glen Carbon, IL 62034
New Museum Hours of Operation:
Closed from 11:15am-11:45am daily for lunch.
Meet the Artist, Jane Vieth
Saturday, April 8th 11am-1pm
Glen Carbon Police Department's Family Fun Day
Saturday, May 20th 10am-3pm
Check the Glen Carbon Heritage Museum's Facebook Page and the Village Calendar for information about upcoming events.
Visit the Opportunities page to get involved in preserving Glen Carbon's history.
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.