Museums closed for the winter; open by appointment only.
320 North Illinois Street in Pittsfield. Open by appointment only during the winter.
Here you can learn about the history of Pike County's military involvement through artifacts that belonged to Pike County veterans. A museum of the Pike County Historical Society.
102 N. Stanford Street, Griggsville. Open by appointment.
Griggsville Area Genealogical and Historical Society is located in the historic home of Dr. Skinner. The Skinner House is a museum in itself and there is a library containing archives in an outbuilding.
Contact: Linda Patton 217- 370-8020
202 Harman Street, Pleasant Hill. Open by appointment.
This was the home of Helen Harman, a high school history teacher. She wanted her house to become a museum and it serves as such to this day.
See https://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=42122 for more information.
Contact: Lynn Guthrie 573-469-0432
880 Bainbridge Street in Barry. Open by appointment.
Learn all about the Barry community in the upstairs of this historic building.
See https://www.barryil.org/?SEC=D7E1EBD8-CCAE-4CF7-881E-AF42974BEF63 for more information.
Contact: Marynel Corton 608-448-7094
170 Harper Street (Highway 96), Kinderhook. Closed for the winter, open by appointment.
The building the museum is in was donated by the Maurice Williamson family to the Kinderhook Historical Society. It was established to collect and display various items of interest relating to the early findings and historic value of the area to educate and make known the Kinderhook heritage.
See Facebook for more information. 217-432-5700
At the intersection of Highway 100 and Highway 106, Detroit.
Free lending library. Open Saturday mornings, weather permitting.
See Facebook for more information.
Contact: Susan Manker 217-370-5995
665 Dixie Street, Hull.
Open Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
The Pike County Historical Society was established in the 1960s. Visit us at East School Museum, All Wars Museum, Military Heritage Museum, Shastid House, and Higbee Memorial Park in Pittsfield.
New Philadelphia was the first town in the United States platted and legally registered by an African American, Free Frank McWorter. This organization has been dedicated to preserving and promoting the town's history since 1996. Learn more here.
The Bethel Church became the property of the Bethel Cemetery Association in order to save it from being sold when the congregation numbers dwindled. As an organization, they hold an annual Homecoming Potluck and Service on the third Sunday in August to satisfy the requirement that the church holds at least one regular service each year. In addition to the homecoming, Bethel hosts events such as weddings throughout the year and the cemetery is still active. The current church building was erected in 1883 and the earliest burials in the cemetery date to the early 1840s.
Contact Alice Cripe: 217-653-5631
Daughters of the American Revolution is a women's service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, patriotism, education and honoring America's veterans and especially the ones who fought in the Revolutionary War. Learn more here.
This is one of the newest chapters of the Daughters of 1812, chartered in 2020.
The National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865, formed in January 1912, is a hereditary society to honor the soldiers and patriots who were dedicated to preserving the Union during the Civil War. We strive to foster a spirit of patriotism, loyalty, and love of country. Our National motto is "Let Us Have Peace.". The local Gen.William P. Carlin Chapter was chartered May 17, 2008. Learn more here.