Menard County

Historical Society

Local history books, photos, original paintings and reproductions of artwork, T-shirts and other items are available for purchase.


  • Times Remembered - Celebrating Menard County Illinois in Pictures - by the Menard County Historical Society
  • Living in the Shadows of Greatness - by Ray Montgomery
  • A Chautauqua to Remember - by Ray Montgomery & Katharine Aird Miller
  • Post cards of days gone by in downtown Petersburg
  • Photo books of the 1970's by Sharon Schirding
  • Reproductions of local artwork
  • Menard County Historical Society T-shirts
  • Paintings by Rich Ford, Photography by Eric Mace and Prints by Janet Smith and Jodi Basso Eberle
  • Other items include: books, prints, original artwork, t-shirts, papers and more

items for purchase

Check out our items for purchase at the Menard County Historical Society located at 125 South Seventh Street on the Southwest corner of the square in Petersburg, IL.

We now also have the Flashback Series of Books that are pulled from old Petersburg Observers. We currenty have 1976, 1972 and 1973.

These are a blast from the past and sell quickly....A must have

The Menard County Historical Society offers information about local history through original books, artifacts, photos, videos and other resources.  Check with us routinely for new additions to our collections and items for sale.

for purchase