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 displays 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: Suzy Friederich
Vice-President: Mark Pruett
Treasurer: Kathy Wesselman
Secretary: Annie Holmes
Directors: Larry Wesselman, Jim Corsi and Colleen Hoercher
The Mascoutah Historical Society adopted restated bylaws in March 2022.
Click here to view the bylaws.
The Mascoutah Historical Society adopted a Mission and Vision Statement in April 2021.
Click here to view the statement.
The Mascoutah Historical Society has written and revised its policies over the past year. To view any of the policies, please click on the relevant link. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Budget and Spending Policy
Buildings and Grounds Policy
Code of Ethics Policy
Collections Management Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
Document Retention Policy
Gift Acceptance and Fundraising Policy
Membership, Meetings, and Joint Ventures Policy
Regular meetings of the society are held monthly excluding August and December. Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month. All meetings take place at the Heritage Museum.
The schedule of meetings for 2023 is as follows:
Sunday afternoon, January 18,2023
Sunday afternoon, February 19,2023
Sunday afternoon, March 19, 2023
Sunday afternoon, April 16, 2023
Sunday afternoon, May 21, 2023
Sunday afternoon, June 18, 2023
Sunday afternoon, July 16, 2023
Sunday afternoon, September 17, 2023
Sunday afternoon, October 15, 2023
Sunday afternoon, November 19, 2023
Click here for a Membership form to join the Society.
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