Telling Jacksonville's Story

Stop by the Jacksonville Area Museum in the old post office building at 301 East State Street.

Hours are:
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sundays, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

All current Centers for Disease Control and Illinois Department of Public Health recommendations will be followed.

The Jacksonville Area Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and appreciation of the cultural history and heritage of the Jacksonville and Morgan County area. We plan to do this through engaging exhibits and original artifacts that tell the Jacksonville area's important, fascinating and often surprising history.

About the Museum

The initial Museum space will fill the old lobby, post office box and office areas of the Post Office. As additional funds are raised, the Museum will triple its usable space by expanding into the old mail handling and sorting area on the southern two-thirds of the building. The building's basement will also be transformed into archival, educational and office space.

The Museum is the new home of the MacMurray College archive collection, which is on long-term loan from the MacMurray Foundation for preservation, display and interpretation.

Watch this page for updates, or visit the Jacksonville Area Museum on Facebook.

Upcoming Exhibits

The Jacksonville Area Museum is scheduled to host the prestigious Smithsonian "Voices and Votes" exhibit November 20 – December 22, 2021.

Interested in donating to the Jacksonville Area Museum as a supporting member? Download the membership form today, and help us keep history alive in the Jacksonville Area!

Membership Form


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