Mission / Purpose

In order to maintain a living history of Pope County, Illinois and the people who influenced its development, both in its past and its current history, the Pope County Historical Society Museum will, through a review process, collect, preserve and display items which directly relate to the development of the county limits.  This includes memorabilia from current activities that are of special meaning to our community. 

Operating Year: January - December 2024

Membership Coordinator: Linda Oliver Parsons
President: Charles T Cossey
Secretary: Cheryl Broadway Cossey
Treasurer: Rick Allen

Meeting Info

    Free admission to the museum!    
Donations are appreciated.
Meetings of the Pope County Historical Society
are held at the Museum 
118 North Columbus Avenue, Golconda, Illinois 
on the fourth Tuesday of each month
at 6 p.m. Central Standard Time.
The museum is open APRIL thru NOVEMBER on
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and
on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
2017 Picture from Pope County, IL
The museum will be open Saturday thru Monday the weekend of the Solar Eclipse.
Come see us on Saturday April 6, Sunday April 7 or an extra day of Monday April 8.