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The marquee dates back to the 1920s, but the audio-visual equipment is state-of-the-art. Three screens show first run movies on the ground floor, with a coffee shop and bistro upstairs.
Our Common Ground is a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing local art by organizing mixed media shows in rural communities.
The Looking Glass Playhouse was started in 1972 by a small group of volunteers to raise money for McKendree College by directing and producing a musical play. The play was a success and they have been putting on performances ever since. Drama, musicals, and comedy performances are on the bill.
Originally built as a private residence in the 1870s, the house now holds an extensive collection of Civil War memorabilia, World War I bond posters, Native American artifacts, domestic arts, and items from local manufacturers.
The 60-seat facility is complete with a restored 1928 Barton 12-rank theatre pipe organ. It was originally built to perform popular music and to accompany the silent movies of the 1920s. Group tours available.
The Music Theatre Company explores the musical in the interest of expanding the canon of musical theatre through fully-staged productions, commissions of new works and musical experiments.
This museum is a living monument to the more than 72 one-story schools throughout the nation that served to educate children and host community gatherings.
The nation's second oldest continuously performing symphony orchestra (1867-2005) gives concerts throughout the year.
One of the smallest country chapels in the world was built in Nashville in the late 1980s. Thousands of travelers from all over the globe have stopped to visit this miniature chapel.
Three Sisters Crafts & Gifts offers handmade crafts, beads, jewelry-making supplies, home decor, scrapbook and quilting supplies, and much more.
This talented troupe can be found at a variety of venues from dinner theater at Fischer's Restaurant to stage shows at Southwestern Illinois College.
Bring your children and show them a glimpse into education before the 20th century. Located on the Jr. High grounds, this schoolhouse was restored by the Bond County Retired Teachers Association.
This Victorian adaptation of a Greek Revival home was built in the early 1800s. In addition to period furniture and vintage clothing, artifacts, and quilts, the museum contains an extensive research library and gift shop.
Built in 1871 as a private residence, this building now holds hundreds of artifacts from the country including a display of period wedding dresses.
Over 350 permanent works, including a beautifully landscaped and sculptured garden, are on display.
Shows are performed at the Turkey Hill Grange, Progressive Grange, and The New Athens Senior Center.
This Renaissance Gothic architectural masterpiece has a 222 ft. tall bell tower. Tours avalaible.
The museum focuses on the businesses that helped the city grow, particularly milling.
The museum, located in the original college building on the campus of historic Greenville College, features hundreds of sculptural pieces by Richard Bock, best known for his work with famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Showcase performs at the historic Avon Theatre. Call for a schedule of plays.
This former vaudeville and movie theatre has been restored to its former glory.
Performances throughout the year include music, drama, and comedy.
Memorabilia celebrating the city's growth from a coal-mining town to the present makes this a fascinating touchstone of local history.