Welcome to the new Hamilton County Historical Society web site!
McLeansboro Tour - 3 Oct 2015!
3 Oct 2015: Everyone is invited to join us at a once in a lifetime experience at three locations around our city. The rich history of each site will be explored and presented to you!
First location: 1:00 PM ONLY. The Chalon Cloud House (Sloan House) at the corner of Washington and Cherry Streets.
Second location: 2:00 PM ONLY. The old City Cemetery on North Jackson Street (behind the former Reynolds Pharmacy Building, now Edward Jones).
Third location: 3:00 PM ONLY: Old County jail in the parking lot of Farris
7 Dec 2014: The Open House for the 50th Anniversary
of the Hamilton County Historical Society was held at the library on December
7, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The Cloud and McCoy families were present to
tell about their life when they lived there. The whole house was decorated
extra special for Christmas. Click here
for images of the event.
7 Oct 2013: The 2013 Cemetery Walk was held Saturday.
October 5th. Unfortuantely, due to inclement weather, the actual Walk had
to be held inside the old high school gym. Click here
for images and additional information. Click here
for images of the May 2012 Cemetery Walk.
Sep 2012: The Fall Festival Parade was held Saturday,
September 15, 2012. To open a new page to view photos of the event click
April 2011: Hamilton County Historical Society is seeking information on a Hamilton County community named Blue Heaven, located 1 ½ - 2 miles west of McLeansboro. The area was previously known as Hayes Garage which later became a tavern. Anyone with information please call Marion Russell at 618-231-7110
What is the Hamilton County Historical Society?
The purpose of the Hamilton County Historical Society is to bring together those persons interested in history, and especially in the history of Hamilton County, Illinois.
The Society's major function is to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area and to arouse interest in the past.
The Society maintains a museum and genealogy library on the second floor of the McCoy library where these items are preserved and made accessible to those who wish to examine them.
McCoy Memorial Library
118 S. Washington St.
|2015 Meeting Schedule|
|March 24||August 25|
|April 28||September 22|
|May 26||October 27|
|The meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. The place to be announced before the meeting and will be shown below for the next meeting.|
Next Historical Society Meeting
Ryan Nelson is celebrating his the fifth Anniversary of his Shakespeare Reading Group and will be showing a powerpoint presentation of the different meetings, as well as displays of various pictures, newspaper articles and autographed photos he has received from famous Shakesperean actors/actresses (such as James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave, and many others).
|When:||Tuesday, 22 September 2015 at 7 p.m.|
|Where:||Farris Family Restaurant (formerly Pat's Cafe)|
|608 E. Randolph St. (view MapQuest)|