Coulterville History Museum Hours
We are now open:
2nd Wednesday from 9AM to 1PM
2nd and 3rd Saturday 10AM to 2PM
Coulterville established as Grand Cote in 1850
The Coulterville Historical Society was established on Thursday, January 26, 2017. On June 23, 2017 the Society acquired the deed to the former Dr. O.W. Pflasterer building. Monthly meetings will be held on the second Thursday of the month beginning in February. Meetings will be at 7:00 at the museum. The Board consists of: Tony Lehr, Stephanie Thornton, Diana Cole, Robert Fox, Sydney Cometto, student representative and secretary, Dale Schumer, Treasurer, Jenny Dyson, President). Visit the Historical Society page on this website for more information. Anyone interested in projects relating to the preservation of Coulterville History is encouraged to join us in our monthly meetings.
The Historical Society would like give a special thanks to Lexy Jebron and Hayley Strotman who have graduated from Coulterville High School and join the college ranks. We thank them for their dedication and love for Coulterville's history and the museum project. We wish them well in college and look forward to a bright, successful future for the both of them! Thanks ladies!
How can you get involved?
*Join the Historical Society
*Volunteer your time to improve the building
*Share your memories
*Gather old pictures
*Tell your neighbors
*Brag about the history of our town
Look back here for continued updates
Watch for announcements
Ask a Society board member
The Historical Society will have the next meeting on April 16th at 7:00.
check out The village of Coulterville website for other information.
April 8, 2020 Open 9-1
April 16, 2020 Meeting 7:00
April 11, 2020 Open 10-2
April 18, 2020 Open 10-2
May 13, 2020 Open 9-1
May 9, 2020 Open 10-2
May 16, 2020 Open 10-2
No May Meeting
March Trivia Night Postponed
We are holding a trivia night fundraiser to raise money so we can make The Republican Newspaper digital. The trivia night will be held at the Coulterville VFW. Make sure to get a team together and come play! there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Table reservations cost $80 and there is an 8 person limit per table. the trivia starts at 7:00 at the VFW. Those who would like to have a clue on a trivia question may come to the museum before and receive a hint.
For more dates check the meeting updates page.
Check out the Coulterville School website
PO Box 708
107 Fourth Street
It is located next to the Coulterville Library.
To join the Society
email us at:
Or Mail Check payable to Coulterville Historical Society to PO BOx 708, Coulterville, IL 62237
The membership rates per year are:
*Single or couple $30.00
*Senior Citizens (65 or older) $15.00
*Students (including college) $10.00
*Lifetime membership (one time fee) $200.00
Board members include: Robert Fox, Tony Lehr, Diana Cole, Jenny Dyson, Dale Schumer, Stephanie Thornton, and the student representation: Sydney Cometto
Of these members, the officers were elected as the following:
Dale Schumer as Treasurer
Sydney Cometto as Secretary
Jenny Dyson as President
Much of the information that has been gathered and published on this website is derived from student research over many decades. Mr. Herman Albers' English class published the Glimpses of Coulterville journal from 1993-2009. Within these journals are many interviews with lifelong citizens of Coulterville, many of whom are no longer with us. Beginning in 2015, Mrs. Jenny Dyson's local history class began piecing together history in a variety of ways. Other sources of information include: The Story of Coulterville by Lyman Wisely- 1929, The History of Coulterville (Maroon book) by the Coulterville History Committee, Coulterville Republican Newspapers, Pioneer Times Newspapers, Coulterville Yearbooks, Coulterville School Newspapers, and continued interviews with people in the community.
Crocks for Sale
*We still have some crocks for sale, come to the museum to buy one before we are all sold out*
8" Crock- $50
6" Crock- $40
As of January 2017, Coulterville has a Historical society. The ultimate goal of the Society is to convert the Dr. Pflasterer building into a town museum with coordination with the students at Coulterville School. The mission of the Society is to preserve the history of Coulterville. This project is going to highlight Coulterville’s rich history in a permanent, public way. It will keep students interested in our history and educate the future generation. We ask that you join us in fulfilling our mission. We are currently taking annual memberships from individuals and businesses. Businesses that join the Coulterville Historical Society will be featured on our website, quarterly newsletter, Christmas card, and will receive a window sticker from the Historical Society. If you have any questions about your membership or would like to send us your logo please Email us email@example.com.
Platinum Donors Gold Silver
St. Antony's Men's Club
Parley & Debbi Hood
CHS Student Council
CHS Senior Class of 2018
The signing of the deed.
Students from the local history class hold and cut the ribbon.
Sue Reitz told stories about Dr. Pflasterer.