Study the chronicles of Williamson County's century old coal mining roots at one of our museums and numberous historical monuments scattered throughout the region. Commonly refered to as "Little Egypt", our friendly towns and communities welcome travelers to embrace Williamson County's rich culture and charm.
One of the few remaining Carnegie buildings is seated at the center of Williamson County. Originally built in 1916 and renovated in 1997, the library has the flavor of the early 20th century with the technology of today.
Located on the south side of Rosehill Cemetery with the road leading directly to it, this beautiful black stone monument is laser inscribed both front and back with soaring eagles and other photographic scenes. The monument also has bronze seals of each branch of service pressed into its surface and is flanked by flag poles. This memorial honors all veterans and also has a special part honoring two local Medal of Honor recipients.
Take part in Southern Illinois legacies with SI Treasure Tours featuring quality historical and cultural tours with events. You'll be living history from the Herrin Massacre, to the So. Illinois Gang Klan War, hidden Civil War sites and cemeteries, all the way to the culture of the Arts and SI Opry. Take in the sights and sounds of Southern Illinois at its best! There will be guides on the bus and interactions at each stop. We dare you to come… you might just find out something incredible!
Located in an historic brick building in Marion, the museum features artifacts, antiques, and records of a bygone era. 17 rooms contain exhibits, including an old-fashioned school room. Tours may be arranged through the Marion Chamber of Commerce.