Our Museum Display Cases
In addition to the genealogy collection and the Illinois Room, the Genealogy & Local History Library houses nine museum display cases highlighting the Alton area’s rich history. The displays are changed periodically, so make sure to check for new ones next time you’re in the library! Current display topics include Hayner Library History, Haskell Playhouse, Alton Railroad History, Elijah P. Lovejoy, Western Military Academy, the artwork of Agnes Millen Richmond, Monticello Seminary, Illinois Glass Company, and Alton postcards.
All displays can be seen at the Genealogy & Local History Library.
Hayner Library History Display Case
We’re always thinking about possible future displays!
Do you have artifacts related to any of these topics that you might be willing to loan or donate?
- The Jacoby building
- The Alton Women’s Home
- The Underground Railroad
- Ghost stories and local legends
- Prohibition in Alton
- Frederick Oakes Sylvester
- 1856 Illinois State Fair in Alton
- The Clark Bridge
- The Dinky Bus