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 Project
The Museum is being developed in the historic old Post Office building at 301 E. State Street in Jacksonville, and will be open to the public in mid 2021. 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.
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The Jacksonville Area Museum is scheduled to host the prestigious Smithsonian "Voices and Votes" exhibit October 30 – December 11, 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!
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