The following are a few of the collections
that can be viewed and studied.
We hope that you'll check out our website often for historical information and other resources. As additional resources are digitized, they will be added to this website that serves as an informational source, as well as an archive.
Edgar Lee Masters - Check out our library of a wide range of books by Edgar Lee Masters including original editions. While here, check out the Edgar Lee Masters home just a few blocks away or visit his grave in nearby Oakland Cemetery where he lies down the lane from the remains of Ann Rutledge.
Listed below are the titles of various Edgar Lee Masters books available at the Menard County Historical Society:
Along the Illinois
Children of the Market Place
Godbey: A Dramatic Poem
Lee: A Dramatic Poem
Levi Mayer and the New Industrial Era
Lincoln The Man
Poems of People
Spoon River Anthology
The The Fate of the Jury
The Golden Fleece of California
The Great Valley
The New Spoon River
The Nuptial Flight
The Open Sea
The Tale of Chicago
The Tide of Time
Toward the Gulf
The Menard County Historical Society offers information about local history through original books, artifacts, photos, videos and other resources. Additional slideshows will be added as time goes by.
Louise Basso - Local resident and artist Louise Basso has captured the sights of Petersburg decades ago.
Eric Mace-Local Photograper brings to life some of the most amazing local wildlife and local sites
Jodi Basso Eberle- Through her chalks gives a refreshing and sometimes whimsical look to Menard County.
History of Menard and Mason Counties1879
Past and Present of Menard County 1905
Commissioner's Court Records
Menard County Illinois 1988
Schuyler County Illinois 1983
Cass County Illinois 1837-2012
History of Logan County Illinois 1982
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Sangamon County Vol. 1
Soldiers of American Revolution Buried in Illinois
Letters From War
Revised Ordinance of City of Petersburg 1903
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