Beautiful Menard County Hisorical Society Museum

Beautiful Menard County Hisorical Society Museum

Petersburg, Illinois is a beautiful place. Located close to Abraham Lincoln’s New Salem, the Petersburg square while not what it once was still has dyanamic architecture like in this photo of the Menard County Historical Society Museum located in the former Frackelton Bank. Built in 1889 on the corner of Seventh & Jackson in Petersburg, Illinois, this lovely Victorian-styled building is on the west side of the Menard County Courthouse Square.

While attending the 2012 Harvest Fest, the museum was open and I decided to take a gander inside. ‘Who would guess that there is a lot of neat circus history of all things in the town and county?  It is amazing what you can find with a little digging.  I am always amazed by what happened where and when.  On the first floor of the museum my favorite thing was the safe vault that served the former bank quite well.  Upstairs there were several displays that were interesting as well.  While not the regular stop for a traveling farm girl, it was  one I am glad I made.

For details about this cool stop in the midst of major Lincoln histor and hours, call 217.632.7363.