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 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Volunteers during the eclipse.
Charles and Cheryl Cossey, Linda and Javan Parsons
 2024 Pictures from Pope County, IL
The museum was open for the Eclipse on Monday April 8.
This photograph was taken during the eclipse.