September 16, 2012

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. There is a lot of neat circus history of all things in from the past. The safe vault was very cool and the displays were interesting.

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