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Carolyn's Cottage has a large collection of bird houses, Native American art, home and garden decor, and much more.
The Monroe Actors Stage Company (MASC) offers plays from September through June.
Two thousand original drawings, paintings, and woodcuts by Roscoe Misselhorn, the Norman Rockwell of the Midwest, are displayed in the depot. Much of the work is in black and white and depicts historic sites throughout the area.
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.
The entire village of Maeystown is on the historic register with much of the history preserved in the museum.
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.
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.
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.
Built in 1830, this is the only stagecoach stop still intact along the 60-mile Kaskaskia-Cahokia trail.
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.
(TEMPORARILY CLOSED beginning 10/08 except for special events.) Pierre Menard, an important political figure in 1818, built this home. It is furnished with many of the Menard family's personal possessions and other period pieces. The surrounding grounds and outbuildings include an herb garden, smokehouse, springhouse, and adjoining kitchen.
This museum has a large collection of post cards from the 1904 World's Fair, a drum from the civil war, Native American artifacts, old uniforms, and school artifacts.
Memorabilia celebrating the city's growth from a coal-mining town to the present makes this a fascinating touchstone of local history.
Performances throughout the year include music, drama, and comedy.
This gallery features the works of renowned Southern Illinois sketch artist Roscoe Misslehorn, as well as exhibits by contemporary artists. The building is the GM&O railroad depot that was used as a location for the 1967 movie, In the Heat of the Night.
Memorabilia celebrating the city's growth from a coal mining town to the present makes this an interesting stop.
There is a large collection of machinery and primitives dating back to the 1800s.
The Labor & Industry Museum is the only public institution devoted to the history of the labor and industry of Belleville and southwestern Illinois. The centerpiece is Jumbo, a 19th-century steam engine along with coal mining, carpentry, and stove-making exhibits.
Visitors are invited to walk through this home, considered to be the oldest Greek Revival-style home in Illinois.
The historic theatre features first-run movies, organ concerts, puppet shows, and other special events. Tours are available by appointment.