Welcome! We are a community-supported non-profit organization, dedicated to collecting historically-significant information, materials and artifacts related to the establishment and the growth of Centralia, Illinois and the surrounding area. The collection is maintained and displayed for study, education and enjoyment by the public. We are located in the historic Kohl & Meyer building at Locust and 3rd Streets, which once served the area as a wholesale grocery warehouse. We currently have three full floors of exhibits and collections devoted to our area's history. Browse our site for samples of what to expect to see in person. Please visit!

240 South Locust Street Centralia, IL 62801

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Friday & Saturday


July - Speaker Series: Bob Gillespie, "Grouse About Illinois"
See Calendar of Events for details!