Thursday, March 15, 2012

Click here for the link to access our Newsletter. Please feel free to print it out / share with your friends / etc.

Please keep in mind that the Christian Co., IL. Historical Society & Museum is funded thru donations Only – if you are lead to donate / join, you can do so by sending a check to our address.

Beginning April 5 we will be open Thursday’s thru Saturday’s 10am – 3pm.

Do you need Help with finding your family for our NEW Christian Co. History book?
Or wanting to look for your Christian Co. roots?

The Christian Co., IL. Genealogical Society has their Library in the Pence Building of our complex for your use, and provides free wireless internet service for your use.
The CCGS Library has a very extensive collection (over 60,000 books / documents / microfilm, area newspapers, probate records / donated Family Histories / school Year Books / etc.) and will be very willing to help you with your research during the opening hours.
You may contact the CCGS by e-mail or calling 217.824.6922

GUEST Speaker & Mosticholli Lunch at Annual Meeting

Sunday March 25, 2012 
Mosticholli Lunch served from 11:00am-1:00 pm

Short Annual Meeting – 

Guest speaker beginning at 1:30 p.m. - 
Civil War speaker JEROME KOWALSKI 
“Who’s love for the civil war began in grammar school and continues on to the present."

Jerome has been re-creating the character of General George H. Thomas for twenty years and makes between 35 and 40 appearances a year.  in the past twelve months he has spoken to over 25,000 children and adults on civil war.

Major General George Henry Thomas was born in Virginia, but during the Civil War, remained faithful to the oath that he took as a cadet at The United States Military Academy at West Point.  There he pledged his allegiance to the Constitution of the U.S. (not the flag that our children pledge their allegiance to at school in the morning).  He promised to defend and protect it against all foes foreign and domestic.  When Virginia left the Union three days after the bombardment of Fort Sumter - George Henry Thomas remained faithful to that oath he took years before. 

Mosticholli $7.50 for adults $4.00 youth under 12

Desserts will be available for a donation.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

NEW Christian Co., IL HISTORY Book
This year will be great for the Christian County Historical Society and Museum. Jodi Heberling has been working hard to coordinate and bring the Museum up to today’s standard’s. But realizes she cannot do it all. It will take the whole county working to preserve this great resource Christian County has been blessed with!
          Jane Long and Jodi Heberling have teamed up with ‘Acclaim Press’ to bring a ‘New’ Christian County History book spanning the years 1839-2013. (The first history book in 46 years.) They welcome anyone who would like to become involved to contact them! If this is to become a true County history we need your help . . . Write and submit an article about your family for inclusion in this publication. And include at least one photo.

Click here for a PDF of the Brochure