The Mascoutah Historical Society, formed in 1976 as a Bicentennial Project, collects, preserves and displays historical artifacts on Mascoutah and Engelman townships. It is funded through dues and fundraisers. There are 17 St. Clair County Landmark Award homes in Mascoutah.
The Historical Society owns and operates two properties. The Mascoutah Heritage Museum was given to the Society in 2003 by Wayne Wilson, owner of Jenkins Business Forms. The museum houses displays permanent collections of Mascoutah memorabilia, Harvey Pitt's mounted waterfowl, a schoolroom, and printing equipment.
In addition to the Heritage Museum, the Society owns the Berger-Kiel Log House. Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999, the House is listed as "a rare example of one-and-one-half story log houses in near-original condition."
The Mascoutah Historical Society's current officers are as follows:
President: Kathi Bell
Vice-President: Jack Klopmeyer
Treasurer: Kathy Wesselman
Secretary: Eden Crothers
Directors: Marilyn Welch, Roger Grodeon, Gene Schnur
The Mascoutah Historical Society revised its bylaws in March, 2017.
Click here to view the bylaws.
The Mascoutah Historical Society revised its Donations Policy in March, 2013.
Click here to view the Society's Donations Policy.
The Mascoutah Historical Society created its Short-Term Loan Policy in March, 2013.
Click here to view the Society's Short-Term Loan Policy.
Regular meetings of the society are held monthly excluding August and December. Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday of the months of June, July, September, October, and November. Meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the months of January, February, March. All meetings take place at the Heritage Museum.
The schedule of meetings for 2018 is as follows:
Tuesday morning, January 16, 2018
Tuesday morning, February 20, 2018
Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018
Monday evening, April 16, 2018
Monday evening, May 21, 2018
Monday evening, June 18, 2018
Monday evening, July 16, 2018
Monday evening, September 17, 2018
Monday evening, October 15, 2018
Monday evening, November 19, 2018
Click here for a Membership form to join the Society.
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