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. It plans to do this through engaging exhibits and original artifacts that tell the Jacksonville area’s important, fascinating and often surprising history.
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.
The initial Museum space fills the lobby, 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 run by a board of volunteers, and is a working committee under the auspices of the City of Jacksonville. To help support the museum, the Jacksonville Area Museum Foundation has been formed. The foundation has received its 501(c)(3) designation.
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