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: Colleen Hoercher
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 2019 is as follows:
Tuesday morning, January 15, 2019
Tuesday morning, February 19, 2019
Tuesday morning, March 19, 2019
Monday evening, April 15, 2019
Monday evening, May 20, 2019
Monday evening, June 17, 2019
Monday evening, July 15, 2019
Monday evening, September 16, 2019
Monday evening, October 21, 2019
Monday evening, November 18, 2019
Click here for a Membership form to join the Society.
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