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Collinsville Historical Museum

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Founders

The Collinsville Historical Museum has items and articles belonging to the founding fathers of Collinsville.  Come check out our display.

Coal Mining

Mining was the first most important industry in Collinsville.  The fist coal mine was sunk in 1857.  The town grew with the industry and by 1886 a man could walk underground through connecting tunnels between the mines from one edge of the City limits to the other.  Mining and Collinsville were almost synonymous terms.

 

Catsup Bottle

The World's Largest Catsup BottleĀ® stands proudly next to Route 159, just south of downtown Collinsville, Illinois. This unique 170 ft. tall water tower was built in 1949 by the W.E. Caldwell Company for the G.S. Suppiger catsup bottling plant - bottlers of Brooks old original rich & tangy catsup.

 

THE CATSUP BOTTLE IS ON THE NATIONAL LIST OF HISTORICALPLACES!

Upper Level

Displays

Lower Level

Displays

Founders Room

Historical Churches

Brooks Ketchup

Military

Historic Homes, Hotels & Buildings

Library & Research

Shaving Mugs

Rotating Displays

 

 

 

Sports

Police History

Firemen History

Miner's Theatre

Coal Mines & Mining

Historic Medicine, Doctors &

Hospitals

Veterinarian Medical

Cahokia Mounds Artifacts

Robert Prager Lynching

Bootlegging/Prohibition

Farming

Antique technology

Business

Blum Cowbell Factory

National Road Exhibit

Historic Schools

Kahoks Band and celebrated

director, Mr Franklin Kreider

 

 

 

Stairwell

Displays

Local Sports

Collinsville has a rich sports history. That history includes Nationally ranked High School Sports teams, State Championships, Olympic Champions, Professional Baseball and football players & much more.

Historic Photographs

Postcards

Dinner China

 

 

 

 

Military History

From the Civil War to the Vietnam War,

we have uniforms and artifacts from Collinsville residents who fought in these wars.  The exhibit on war is on the first floor.

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Collinsville Historical Museum

406 West Main Street

Collinsville, IL 62234