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Mound city historical museum

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The Mound City Historical Museum 

in partnership with the Mound City National Cemetery Preservation Commission 

The Mound City National Cemetery Preservation Commission, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to promote the history of Mound City, Illinois and its regional and national importance during the American Civil War.

We are committed to:

  • Broadening the knowledge and developing awareness among the general public through exhibits, interpretive events, and multi-media storytelling about Mound City, Illinois and its Civil War heritage.

  • Outreach with schools, civil groups and other organizations to develop and present programs and lesson plans about the history of Mound City, Illinois and its Civil War heritage.

  • Preserving 315 South Fourth Street and its historical significance as the oldest structure in Mound City, Illinois built by its founder Moses Marshall Rawlings.

  • Establishing a museum dedicated to the collection and display of artifacts to help visitors understand Mound City, Illinois' past and Civil War experiences.

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