Collinsville Historical Museum

You are welcome to research a vast collection of material, assisted,  if desired, by volunteer museum workers.


Founding families: founding of Collinsville

Historic Buildings and houses-National Road honored places

Coal mining Industry: History -   Photos- map locations of the mines

Coal Miners: Stories of the  miners killed in the mines - obituaries

Miner's Theater: History- Construction - Playbills- articles

Church Histories: founding -  photos, newspaper articles, artifacts

Cemetery Information: Collinsville-Caseyville area Cemeteries - lists of  interments

Research Tools

History of the schools: Founding, Articles, photos, artifacts

Collinsville High School "Kahokian"  Yearbooks,

Biographies:  Sport Legends from Collinsville area- Professional  Baseball, Football, Hall of Famer,  Olympic swimming champion

 State Championship School Teams and individual champions

 Collinsville High School Band history


City Directories


Organization histories

Lead Smelter information

Paint Plant information

Brooks Catsup Plant and Catsup Bottle Water Tower

Large Postcard collection

Robert Prager lynching incident (World War I)

Prohibition Era in Collinsville- Bootlegging

Vast collection of military soldier information from Collinsville, including veteran recorded stories of their war experiences.

Military information from the Civil War through the current wars, articles, photographs,  artifacts

Horseradish information


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Collinsville Historical Museum

406 West Main Street

Collinsville, IL 62234