General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The WCHS was founded in 1957, and established its first museum in Carmi when the Ratcliff Inn was saved from destruction in 1960. Abraham Lincoln stayed in the Inn in 1840, and its original owner served in many county offices from 1818 to 1848.
Historic House, Historical Society
The oldest home in Carmi, built 1814, containing historic furnishings of the Robinson, Stewart, Webb and Hay families. All artifacts were owned by Mary Jane Robison Stewart, who donated them and the house to the historical society in 1966.