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Macon County Historical Society Museum

5580 North Fork Road
Decatur, Illinois

Phone: 217-422-4919 --

Statement of Purpose:

History museum dedicated to preservation of Macon County history. Exhibits and historic buildings on ground.

The mission of the Macon County Historical Society is to advance the study of history by providing a forum for public knowledge through the operation of its museum, library/archives, and outdoor facilities; and to collect, preserve, study, interpret and exhibit significant historic materials to Macon County.

Highlights & Collections:

The Macon County Historical Society holds the original log county courthouse built in 1830 along with an 1860s log home, school house, print shop and blacksmith shop. The museum also offers indoor exhibits about the changing landscape and communities of Macon County and Central Illinois.

The Macon County Historical Society contains the largest textile collections in the Central Illinois area with clothing, coverlets, quilts, fabrics and more.


"Prairie Years"

"Michl's Cigar Store"

"Victorian Farm House"

"1830s Courtdays"

"Yesteryear Fair"

2000 Calendar of Events:

"1830s Courtdays"

"Yesteryear Fair"


Museum hours are 1pm - 4pm, Tuesday - Sunday

Admission & Directions:

Suggested Donation:

Directions to the museum from Interstate 72

Directions to the Museum coming North on Highway 121.

Directions to the Museum coming South on Highway 121.



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Key Personnel:

Chris Gordy, Executive Director

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