Street Address
125 S 7th St
Petersburg, IL 62675
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 531
Petersburg, IL 62675
phone: 217-632-0202
Friday1 PM - 3 PM
Saturday11 AM - 2 PM
Admission is free
Tim Guinan, President
Melody Grossbaier, Museum Contact


The Menard County Historical Society maintains a museum and archives in the former Frackelton Bank. Built in 1889 on the corner of Seventh & Jackson in Petersburg, Illinois, this lovely Victorian-styled building is on the west side of the Menard County Courthouse Square across the street from the Menard County Courthouse.

he Historical Society’s Museum is home to valuable books, pictures, genealogy materials, historic displays, circus memorabilia, and other artifacts pertaining to Menard County

Museum of Land Surveying

The building also houses the Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association’s Museum of Land Surveying. The land surveying displays include instruments that tell the early history of land surveying, including instruments similar to those used by Deputy County Surveyor Abraham Lincoln in 1836 when he surveyed the town of Petersburg.