Menard County

Historical Society


This site offers a great look back at people and events making history.  Be sure to check out the photos, videos, and collections!


PhotosThe photo page contains various slide shows by decades (1940s - 1970s), cemeteries, society photos and more. 

Videos: The video page features stories that come to life through "moving pictures."  Be sure to check out some fascinating stories of interesting people. 

Collections:  Discover the books, artifacts and photos of famous people and places. 

Purchase:  There are many items for sale so please check out this page.  Thank You.

Welcome to the Menard County Historical Society. We are located on the historic square across the street where a young Abraham Lincoln surveyed land that became the town of Petersburg, Illinois.  Contained within the Frackleton Building (circa 1865) are displays, photos, artifacts and a venue for conducting research. We welcome you to town and hope that you'll take in the many Lincoln sites and tourist stops.  Better yet, spend a weekend.

History Comes Alive - See What We have to offer!