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Cedarhurst Center for the Arts & Mitchell Museum

2600 Richview Rd., Mount Vernon, IL 62864


An extraordinary personal art collection was the reason John and Eleanor Mitchell planned a museum in rural southern Illinois. The museum was built to house the couple's collection of late 19th and early 20th Century American paintings and artifacts.

Exhibitions, a children's gallery, a permanent collection and special events. Grounds include 85 acres sculpture park, nature trails and bird sanctuary. Hosts annual Cedarhurst Craft Fair.

What's happening nearby...

Cord Fitch Memorial Southern Illinois Steel Guitar Show

The Granada Theatre •  Apr 18 – Apr 20 @ 5PM

Three day classic country music concert with known singers featuring the steel guitar!

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Market Days Flea Market and Vendor Fair

Veterans Memorial Park •  May 11 @ 8AM

Find something unique and affordable! Enjoy a different theme each month!

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Run For The Wall

Mt. Vernon Outland Airport •  May 21 @ 12noon

Hundreds of riders will stop in Mt. Vernon to refuel and then proceed to the Mt. Vernon Airport for a donated luncheon from area businesses.

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